Immigration Law

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs California DREAM Act
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Taking action to expand educational opportunity to all qualified students, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Saturday signed the California Dream Act. AB 131, authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) allows top students who are... Read More

For Undocumented Graduates: A Dream Deferred
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Thousands of University of Texas students are graduating and looking forward to pursuing their careers. Among them are graduates who see nothing but obstacles ahead. On Thursday, more than 40 UT Dream Act students and their supporters held... Read More

Law Professors Agree: Obama Has Executive Power To Provide Relief To DREAMers
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Since the DREAM Act was narrowly defeated in Congress in December 2010, DREAMers around the country have been calling on President Obama to provide executive relief to immigrant youth and their families. However, the Obama Administration has... Read More

Dreams Deferred: Deferred Action, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Vexing Case(s) of DREAM Act Students
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In June 2011, with the release of what came to be known as the “Morton Memo,” there were developments in the issue of Deferred Action (DA) and the extent to which President Obama’s Administration would extend a form of prosecutorial... Read More

Will White House Immigration Wish List Tank Emerging DREAMer Momentum in Congress?
Posted on 27 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Jessica Bolter, and Sarah Pierce, MPI, Oct. 19, 2017 - "Will the Trump administration’s lengthy wish list of restrictive immigration proposals sent to Congress earlier this month upset growing bipartisan momentum on Capitol... Read More

DREAM Act-Eligible Poised to Build on the Investments Made in Them
Posted on 24 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Donald Kerwin, Robert Warren, CMS, Jan. 2018 - " This paper presents the results of a study by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) on potential beneficiaries of the DREAM Act of 2017 (the “DREAM Act” or “Act”). The study... Read More

Bender's Immigration Bulletin: News Excerpts For Nov. 1, 2011
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

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... Read More

DREAM Act Removed from Consideration by Senate Democrats
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by Ted Zwayer

The DREAM Act, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010, passed the House on Wednesday afternoon with a vote of 216 to 198 mostly along party lines. The Act was subsequently removed from consideration by the Senate Democrats... Read More

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Should Undocumented Young People Apply?
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

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... Read More

The Dream Act Could Bring the Rule of Law Back to Immigration Policy
Posted on 8 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Hiroshi Motomura, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Dec. 7, 2017 - "When President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he also punted. He left it to Congress to decide if the country would extend... Read More

The DREAM Act: A Campus Perspective
Posted on 2 Dec 2010 by Monica Sharp

In the last days of a Democrat-controlled Congress, passage of the DREAM Act still glimmers as a possibility, offering a pathway to legal immigration status for hundreds of thousands of undocumented children and young adults who have known the United... Read More

Posted on 1 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It would make sense if the Administration withdrew its opposition to a broader interpretation of §203(h)(3) and followed Khaled v. Holder across the country." Cyrus D. Mehta on Sept. 16, 2011. Read More

News Excerpts from the March 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EOIR Revises Docket Priorities | On February 3, 2016, Chief Immigration Judge Print Maggard issued a memorandum revising certain docket priorities for the Executive Office for Immigration Review. In cases involving unaccompanied minors, immigration... Read More

GOP Senators Quietly Craft Dreamers Deal
Posted on 24 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Seung Min Kim, Politico, Oct. 24, 2017 - "Key Senate Republicans have begun privately discussing the contours of an immigration plan to shield the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who will lose work permits and deportation protections starting early... Read More

Will House Republicans Accept the Senate Proposal for Immigration Reform?
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

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... Read More