Will Cows Tip CIR Balance?

"It may seem absurd that the fate of the first major immigration reform effort in 27 years could hinge partially on the country's 9.2 million lactating cows. But in a deeply divided U.S. Congress where accomplishing anything is difficult, this rare, bipartisan bill is a case study in trade-offs...

Podcast: Expert Steve Yale-Loehr on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Immigration expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr comments on today's news regarding CIR from the AILA Convention in San Francisco. - Bender's Immigration Bulletin (LexisNexis) June 27, 2013 .

Lexis Immigration Expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr on CIR

Steve Yale-Loehr , co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure, the leading 20-volume treatise on U.S. immigration law, participated in an hour-long panel discussion on China Radio International about the Senate immigration bill. And in a story published July 9, 2013 in the Arizona Republic , he stated...

White House Report: The Economic Benefits of Fixing our Broken Immigration System

"Today, too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers and there are 11 million people living and working in the shadow economy. Neither is good for the economy or the country. It is time to fix our broken immigration system. ... This report outlines the key benefits to the U...

Analyst Predicts CIR Will Tank in House

"As the immigration battle shifts to the House, word has spread among activists that Wong might be the Nate Silver of immigration reform — the go-to data geek with the crystal ball. But Wong doesn't just want to predict the future. He also wants to change it, by giving immigrant-rights...

The Perfect Storm - CIR and IOLTA

Teaser - "... I can see the potential for another “perfect storm” as it relates to immigration attorneys. This storm will be formed from the confluence of four factors: 1. IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) accounting practices that are commonly used (or more accurately...

Band of House Republicans Push CIR

"Webster is among about two dozen GOP lawmakers who support an eventual path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the U.S. illegally. These Republicans are facing the daunting challenge of trying to persuade colleagues to follow them. Most Republicans oppose this approach on citizenship...

Tech Still Hopeful on CIR

"Much of Washington believes a potential military strike and a debt ceiling debacle have swallowed chances this year for immigration reform. Not tech. Silicon Valley and its D.C. representatives still envision that legislation can creep through before momentum fades. Congressional calendars be damned...

Will There Be Enough VOLAGs to Handle CIR?

"Any enacted immigration reform legislation that is comprehensive in scope will include a path to legalization for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Based on the U.S. Senate bill passed in June 2013, the Congressional Budget Office projects about 8 million people...

Will Tallent Hire Lead to CIR?

"Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has hired a veteran expert on immigration policy, a move that could signal a renewed House effort to act on the issue in 2014. Rebecca Tallent, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center , will start her new job as assistant to the Speaker on Wednesday...

Half a Loaf Immigration Reform

"The contours of a deal on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) are taking shape. An underclass will be created of undocumented people who will be given no path to citizenship. ... So for now, Democrats reluctantly shed crocodile tears over CIR-with-no-pathway. But they know what is made in piecemeal...