One DREAM Short

by Karol Brown and Sharon Underwood Jorge-Alonso Chehade-Zegarra (known as Alonso to his friends) is one of thousands of young people working for the passage of the DREAM Act. But Alonso's situation is more dire and more desperate than these others--he is currently under ICE supervision. His only...

Bender's Immigration Bulletin: News Excerpts For Nov. 1, 2011

USCIS Update: Centralized Receipting for Various N-Forms The receipting of Forms N-300, N-336, N-600 and N-600K has been centralized in the Dallas and Phoenix Lockbox facilities and away from local field offices, effective October 30, 2011. This effort is intended to streamline form processing, accelerate...

Not the DREAM Act, but a Temporary End to the Fear of Removal for Some Undocumented Youth

By Carrie Rosenbaum On June 15 President Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain undocumented youth who would otherwise be eligible for the DREAM Act. The administration instituted a policy change, but not an Executive Order. However, because Congress...

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Should Undocumented Young People Apply?

By Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr The Obama administration's program for young people who came to the United States as children and lack a valid immigration status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has sparked extensive debate, advice, and analysis. In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Dan...

Will House Republicans Accept the Senate Proposal for Immigration Reform?

By Nolan Rappaport In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Former House Judiciary Committee counsel Nolan Rappaport goes through the recent bipartisan Senate proposal for immigration reform and discusses its pluses, minuses, and prospects in the House of Representatives. Excerpt: The Time is Right for Comprehensive...