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Immigrants Closely Tied to Military Get Reprieve

"The Obama administration issued a new policy on Friday that will allow immigrants in the United States illegally who are close relatives of active military troops and veterans to stay and move toward becoming permanent residents. The long-awaited memorandum , coming after three years of deliberations...

Parole in Place: The Secret Sauce for Administrative Immigration Reform

"The extension of PIP to the families of current or former military service men and women is a proper recognition of their contribution to the nation and an attempt to benefit those who have given so much to the rest of us. While such logic is compelling, why not expand its application to other...

Parole-in-Place: The Immigration PIPsqueak That Could Help Solve the Biggest Obstacle to Comprehensive Reform

"PIPsqueaking for the undocumented is a low-decibel measure that would position the undocumented to qualify for green cards through adjustment of status in the future under any of the otherwise available family- or employment-based immigrant visa categories. All that's [needed] would be to grant...

New Immigration Hope For Military Dependents, But Enlistment Hurdles Remain

"Kathleen Welker, a spokeswoman for the Army Recruiting Command, confirmed the Army enlistment policy bars applicants who have spouses or children who are in the country illegally. The latest legal opinion from the command was formulated in 2010, according to Welker. “When an applicant...

New immigration policy may keep Marine vet, family together

"Alejandra counts her blessings. In addition to having the house, a beautiful family and a good job, she has something that can never be taken away: the unbelievable generosity of a high-school teacher who kept her in school and, eventually, pushed her to get a college degree – she chose Salem...

DHS Clarifies Immigration Benefits for Family Members of Selected Reserve and Veterans

"On November 15, 2013, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sub-agency that administers immigration benefits, announced a new national “parole in place” policy that affects the immigrant parents, spouses...

PIP ('Parole-in-Place') Practice Pointer

Practice Pointer: Understanding the November 15, 2013 Policy Memorandum on Parole of Certain Military Family Members - AILA Military Assistance Program Task Force, Dec. 10, 2013 . The Nov. 15, 2013 USCIS Memo is here . A short video with expert Margaret D. Stock , AILA Quicktake #61: Immigration...

Arizona Will Issue Driver Licenses to PIPers

"State officials are going to grant driver’s licenses to some people not in the country legally even as Arizona continues to deny the same privilege to “dreamers.” The Department of Transportation has decided that those granted “parole in place” by the Obama administration...

Complex Parole-in-Place Lawsuit Filed in Saipan

"A private company and an alien worker, who is the mother of twin U.S. citizen girls born on Saipan, have filed a lawsuit in federal court against federal officials for denying her petition for CW-1 permit and request for parole-in-place. KB Enterprises Inc. and Lucelle Mancia Lampera, through counsel...

Parole in Place: A Simple Fix

"In the face of a recalcitrant Congress that continues to stall the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, the New York Legal Assistance Group strongly supports all actions on the part of the Obama administration that can bring relief to deserving immigrants and benefit the nation as a whole...

Immigration Reform by Administrative Action: Two Aces Up the President's Sleeve

"Not counting family members and expanding parole in place can be a potent combination for nearing comprehensive immigration reform administratively in the face of Congressional inaction. The waits in the EB and FB preferences will disappear, and family members waiting abroad can unite with their...