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Immigration Reform Dream Act

Immigration Reform is a term commonly used to refer to comprehensive efforts to address limitations, deficiencies and inequalities within a country's immigration policies and systems. In the United States,... more +
Immigration Reform is a term commonly used to refer to comprehensive efforts to address limitations, deficiencies and inequalities within a country's immigration policies and systems. In the United States, the term is often used to describe legislative efforts to remedy problems associated with illegal immigration, including protecting undocumented workers, expanding citizenship eligibility, and strengthening border security.   less -

President Trump Sets Showdown on Federal Budget and DACA, Seeks Much Stricter Immigration Enforcement

In a letter provided to Congress on Sunday, the White House set out a list of immigration policies and programs that it wants put into place in order to make a deal on extending DACA, the program that allows undocumented...more

Beltway Buzz - September, 2017 #2

Congress returned this week from its August recess to begin a legislative period of 11 straight weeks in which the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, or both chambers will be in session—all the way up to the...more

A Dream Deferred Again: The End of DACA

For decades versions of The DREAM Act were proposed in Congress with the intent of providing some relief for young people who entered the United States without express authorization as children, and who met certain...more

Senate Introduces Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, Potentially Altering a Generation

This week, the United States Senate introduced the Dream Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill, sponsored by Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois and Republican Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, to create a pathway to citizenship for...more

2016/2017 Labor & Employment Observer

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Activist NLRB Created More Problems For All Employers in 2016 - What Happens Under President Trump? During 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) maintained its generally pro-union, anti-employer...more

Senate Immigration Proposal Offers Both Exciting Options And More Regulation For Employers

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last month, the so-called “Gang of Eight” Democratic and Republican Senators released their comprehensive immigration reform bill entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of...more

A Really Exciting Time for Immigration

by Cozen O'Connor on

Friends, This has been an exciting week. Last Tuesday President Obama traveled to Nevada to redouble our Administration’s efforts to work with Congress on commonsense reform to fix our broken immigration system so...more

Workplace Policy Institute: Immigration Reform in 2013 - What U.S. Employers Can Expect

by Littler on

For the past decade, lawmakers have discussed immigration reform, but changes to U.S. immigration laws have been minimal. During the 2012 election campaign President Obama pledged to place immigration reform at the top of his...more

Post-Election Immigration Reform

President Obama mentioned comprehensive immigration reform as a priority in his acceptance speech. The President has pledged to act quickly on the issue of reform, with the expectation that “…we get [an immigration] bill...more

Immigration Legislation in 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

The recent Presidential election stressed the importance of the minority community, especially the Latino voters, in influencing the outcome of the election. The Latino community comprises approximately 10 percent of the...more

What Could Immigration Reform Look Like? Some Likely Immigration Reform Proposals and The Impact of These Proposals To Employers...

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

Up until recently many thought that Immigration reform was dead, but the 2012 election changed all of this. Now, for the first time in years, both Democratic and Republican legislators are talking about Immigration reform as...more

Deferred Action Program Now Implemented by Homeland Security

Today, the Obama administration is implementing a new Deferred Action Program that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will administer. This program, which operates as a form of prosecutorial discretion, offers young...more

Not Quite the DREAM Act for Military DREAMers

On Friday, June 15, 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued a Memorandum stating that DHS would shortly grant a temporary immigration status called “deferred action” to certain young people who were...more

DHS Announces DREAM Act Alternative

by Snell & Wilmer on

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today that certain qualified foreign nationals without immigration status who were brought to the United States as children, and meet other specific...more

DREAM ACT UPDATE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION & DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED...

by Foster LLP on

While Congress has yet to pass the DREAM Act benefiting young, undocumented students and young adults who were brought to the United States at an early age, on Friday, June 15th, the Obama Administration and the U.S....more

Immigration in 2011- That’s a wrap! Immigration hopes for 2012?

by Tahmina Watson on

A look back at immigration law in 2011 and a review of some positive changes that may occur in 2012. ...more

Summary of The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 Relating to Employers

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

On September 30, 2010, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 (CIRA). It differs somewhat from the Bill introduced by...more

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