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LexisNexis Immigration Author Stephen Yale-Loehr Quoted in the Media

Stephen Yale-Loehr, co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure , the flagship immigration treatise from LexisNexis-Matthew Bender, Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, of counsel, Miller Mayer LLP, Ithaca, New York, is quoted on immigration issues in The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal...

Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

by Mara Mijal On September 29, 2010, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. It is unclear what the fate of this proposed legislation may be, but some of the key provisions provide for new programs to prevent illegal...

Another Try at Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On June 22, U.S. Senators Menendez (D-New Jersey), Reid (D-Nevada) Durbin (D-Illinois), Leahy (D-Vermont), Kerry (D-Massachusetts), and Schumer and Gillibrand (Ds- New York) introduced the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011." Senator Menendez introduced a similar bill in Congress...

New Poll: Iowa Republican Likely Caucus-Goers Support Immigration Reform

"The Partnership for a New American Economy announces a new poll showing that the Iowa Republican likely caucus-goers, more than 80% of whom self-identify as conservative or very conservative, support legal immigration reform and rank illegal immigration as a lower priority than most other...

Forced Federalism: States as Laboratories of Immigration Reform

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter Willamette University - College of Law Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 62, p. 1673, 2011 "This Article questions the experimental value of state immigration laws. Analyzing the Supreme Court’s major decisions in this area, including Chamber of Commerce v...

Not Coming to America: Why the US is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent

" “Not Coming to America: Why the US is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent” is a first-ever comparative study of the immigration reforms other countries employ to boost their economies and lure the high and low-skilled workers needed for continued economic growth. The...

Big Firms Join Quest for Same-Sex Couple Immigration Reform

" Pfizer (PFE) is one of a few dozen large employers, including Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs (GS), and Medtronic (MDT), that are pushing to change immigration law through the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), which would let U.S. citizens and permanent residents sponsor their same-sex partners...

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...

Ask Lambda Legal: Immigration Reform is an LGBT Issue

By Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal Q: Why are LGBT groups working on immigration issues and what does the recent debate about Comprehensive Immigration Reform have to do with the rights of LGBT individuals and families? We often hear that our immigration system is broken. But too few people understand how...

Excerpts From the April 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

H1-B Filings: USCIS Anticipates Use of Lottery; Temporary Modification of Premium Processing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on March 15, 2013, that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2014 cap on Monday, April 1, 2013. Cases will be considered accepted on...

Arcing Toward Immigration Justice: 'Illegals' No More

" All of us at times become dispirited. As I've viewed immigration over the last 40 years, passionate advocates have come and gone, fortunate foreign citizens have been granted green cards and then naturalized; but the harshness and hard-heartedness of immigration law as a reflection of American...

State Net Capitol Journal: States, Localities Wary of Immigration Reform Costs

By Lou Cannon States and local governments with heavy concentrations of illegal immigrants have long clamored for comprehensive federal immigration reform. But with such reform on the doorstep, many of these states and localities are complaining that they are in line to bear the brunt of the costs...

Excerpts From the July 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Begins Implementing Decision on DOMA On Wednesday, June 26, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that DHS would immediately begin to implement the Supreme Court decision invalidating section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. In a statement, Napolitano said that the provision...

State Net Capitol Journal: Immigration Overhaul Could Boost State Coffers

As the U.S. House of Representatives was debating last week whether to grant citizenship to the nation's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants as part of an overhaul of U.S. immigration law, a left-leaning think tank released the results of a study indicating that move would boost state and...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Napolitano Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security On July 12, 2013, Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, a position she has held since the start of the Obama administration. Napolitano will remain in her position until September, after which she will become...

News Excerpts From The Nov. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Government Shutdown: Impact on I-129 H Visa Extensions and AOS | Via e-Mail on October 18, 2013, USCIS alerted stakeholders that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request was...

GOP Leaders Split Over Immigration Reform, Near Term

"Don’t count Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus among those who believe comprehensive immigration reform is dead this Congress. Despite exasperation among reform advocates that the House has refused to vote on any major immigration bill — particularly the Senate-passed...

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...

State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies States

By Lou Cannon With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five years in office, President Obama has deported nearly...

State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies The States

With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five years in office, President Obama has deported nearly 2 million...

News Excerpts From the July 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Administration Seeks More Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan Nationals | The Obama administration is urging Congress to expand the number of special immigrant visas available to Afghan nationals who assisted the U.S. government and to do so before the end of the summer. Under the Afghan Allies Protection...

State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Fails Immigrants – And The States In Which They Live

By Lou Cannon | When a do-little Congress went home without addressing the crisis caused by the flight of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America across U.S. borders, immense strains were placed on state-supervised programs that provide social services, job training and preventive...