Immigration Law

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Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain... Read More

White House Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted on 22 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Apr. 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted the livelihoods of Americans. In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19... Read More

White House Memo on Visa Sanctions
Posted on 13 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Apr. 10, 2020 "MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUBJECT: Visa Sanctions By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is... Read More

Presidential Memorandum on Extending the Wind-Down Period for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 30, 2020 "I have ... determined that it is in the foreign policy interests of the United States to extend the DED wind-down period for current Liberian DED beneficiaries through January 10, 2021, to facilitate uninterrupted work... Read More

White House Adds Six Countries to Travel Ban
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 31, 2020 "Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry In Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017 (Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States... Read More

White House Sets Immigration Reform Markers (Updated; Annotated)
Posted on 9 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On October 8, 2017 the White House released several documents related to immigration, including: Immigration Principles and Policies Trump Administration Immigration Policy Priorities, Executive Summary Securing the Border by Deterring and Swiftly... Read More

Expert: White House Immigration Plan 'Dead on Arrival'
Posted on 29 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg BNA, Jan. 26, 2018 - "The White House’s legislative framework, originally mentioned Jan. 24 and expanded upon Jan. 25, would provide legal status and eventual citizenship to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants. It... Read More

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

White House Releases Refugee Ceilings for FY 2015 | On September 30, 2014, the White House released a presidential memorandum capping the number of refugee admissions at 70,000 for the upcoming fiscal year and authorizing citizens of some countries... Read More

White House Proposal Would Grant EADs to Backlogged EB Green Card Applicants: Greg Siskind
Posted on 15 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On May 15, 2015 Greg Siskind posted this: "The White House has appeared to have received the legal go ahead to proceed with implementing a proposal hinted at in the President’s executive action remarks in November 2014. One of the more popular... Read More

DHS, White House Consider Administrative Relief, Including Bond Hearings
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts expedite cases of incarcerated immigrants. ... Read More

Obama Enlisting Executives for Renewed Immigration Push
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"President Barack Obama urged a group of business leaders including McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Donald Thompson and Marriott International Inc. CEO Arne Sorenson to put pressure on congressional Republicans to pass a new immigration... Read More

White House Statement on Immigration Reform
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One year ago, the Senate introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation to fix our broken immigration system. Both sides worked together to pass that bill with a strong bipartisan vote. The Senate’s commonsense agreement would grow the economy... Read More

White House Launches 'Commit to Citizenship' Campaign
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If you’re a permanent resident considering becoming a naturalized American citizen, take the first step toward giving those dreams a chance to grow. Not only will you enjoy all the rights and freedoms afforded all U.S citizens both here and... Read More

White House: Green Card Holders Not Covered by Travel Ban (Feb. 1, 2017)
Posted on 2 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON February 1, 2017 MEMORANDUM TO THE ACTING SECRETARY OF STATE, THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY FROM: Donald F. McGahn II – Counsel to the President SUBJECT: Authoritative... Read More