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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Dream Act

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a federal agency under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. The USCIS... more +
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a federal agency under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. The USCIS performs a broad variety of administrative functions, including processing visa and naturalization petitions, as well as applications for asylum and refugee status.  less -

White House Makes Demands to Congress in Exchange for DACA Deal

On October 8, 2017, the White House sent Congress a list of Immigration Principles and Policies that President Trump will seek to be included as part of any legislation to provide legal status and protection from deportation...more

2016/2017 Labor & Employment Observer

by Cozen O'Connor on

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

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

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” Initiative Effective as of August 15, 2012

The initiative to defer the deportation of eligible young persons without lawful immigration status was officially implemented on August 15, 2012, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting...more

Implementing the President’s DREAM Act-Inspired Executive Order

Official Application Instructions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”) was first introduced to Congress in August 2001. The...more

DHS Announces DREAM Act Alternative

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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

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

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