Immigration Law

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock - Angelo A. Paparelli
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli writes - "Two hundred days ago President Obama stoked the hopes of immigration advocates with his announcement of wide-ranging executive actions to try — as far as his authority would carry him — to change America’s... 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 on Dismissal of Arpaio Lawsuit
Posted on 26 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz on D.C. District Court Ruling Dismissing Immigration Lawsuit - " Judge Howell’s decision today confirms what the Department of Justice and scholars throughout the country have been... Read More

White House Sets Refugee Admission Levels for 2016
Posted on 1 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, September 29, 2015 "Presidential Determination -- Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2016 The admission of up to 85,000 refugees to the United States during Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 is justified by humanitarian... Read More

White House Won't Take CA5 Immigration Case to Supreme Court...Yet
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama administration said Wednesday that it won’t ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an injunction on two core deferred deportation policies created by the president’s executive actions, just one day after the Fifth Circuit refused... Read More

My Path to Citizenship...and the White House
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot. One of my best friends with the same goal joined the Civil Air Patrol and encouraged me to join, too. I jumped at the chance. But then it happened. I needed a Social Security number and didn't... Read More