Immigration Law

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NAFSA on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One of the pillars of the rationale for comprehensive immigration reform is the essential truth that effective border enforcement is impossible absent visa reforms that would provide legal avenues for entry for those seeking employment in... Read More

Lexis Immigration Expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr on CIR
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Yale-Loehr , co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure, the leading 20-volume treatise on U.S. immigration law, participated in an hour-long panel discussion on China Radio International about the Senate immigration bill. And in a story published... Read More

Backstage Pass: Q&A with Makers of Acclaimed, Fascinating Documentary on US Immigration Debate
Posted on 16 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2001, Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini embarked on a journey that took them across the United States — from Washington, DC to Kansas to California — in order to tell one large and complex story that can only be adequately... Read More

The Perfect Storm - CIR and IOLTA
Posted on 3 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Teaser - "... I can see the potential for another “perfect storm” as it relates to immigration attorneys. This storm will be formed from the confluence of four factors: 1. IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) accounting practices... Read More

Barack Be Nimble: Go BIG and BOLD on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Posted on 12 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I think the country has shifted tectonically in its embrace of CIR, as confirmed by exit polls revealing a 65% preference among all voters for granting unauthorized immigrant workers "a chance at legal status." Like Lyndon Johnson upon... Read More

Tags: paparelli , Obama , reform , cir

Will Tallent Hire Lead to CIR?
Posted on 4 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has hired a veteran expert on immigration policy, a move that could signal a renewed House effort to act on the issue in 2014. Rebecca Tallent, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center , will start... Read More

Tags: Boehner , tallent , reform , House , cir

A Public Service Component to CIR?
Posted on 19 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I have long thought there was a partial solution to the thorny questions surrounding a “path to citizenship.” In my mind, it’s called CitizenCorps. The idea is to use the existing 50-state bureaucracy of AmeriCorps to link undocumented... Read More

White House Report: The Economic Benefits of Fixing our Broken Immigration System
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers and there are 11 million people living and working in the shadow economy. Neither is good for the economy or the country. It is time to fix our broken immigration system. ... Read More

Tech Still Hopeful on CIR
Posted on 15 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Much of Washington believes a potential military strike and a debt ceiling debacle have swallowed chances this year for immigration reform. Not tech. Silicon Valley and its D.C. representatives still envision that legislation can creep through before... Read More

Tags: tech , reform , Congress , cir

Will Cows Tip CIR Balance?
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It may seem absurd that the fate of the first major immigration reform effort in 27 years could hinge partially on the country's 9.2 million lactating cows. But in a deeply divided U.S. Congress where accomplishing anything is difficult, this... Read More

Tags: dairy , reform , cir

New CIR Blog From CCIS
Posted on 7 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The purpose of the CIR 2013 blog is to provide researchers and the public with analyses that speak directly to the question of whether comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) will pass in 2013. These analyses will use social science research methods... Read More

Tags: blog , ccis , cir

5 Things To Watch As CIR Moves Forward
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are closing in on a deal to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, and leaders in both parties want it to happen. As Congress comes back into session, lawmakers will be ironing out lingering details... Read More

Podcast: Expert Steve Yale-Loehr on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Posted on 27 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr comments on today's news regarding CIR from the AILA Convention in San Francisco. - Bender's Immigration Bulletin (LexisNexis) June 27, 2013 . Read More

Kansas scholar calls for legalization
Posted on 12 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a new book on U.S. immigration, University of Kansas sociologist Tanya Golash-Boza proposes that legalizing immigrants currently in the United States would not only be cost-effective but also a step toward focusing on the human rights of... Read More

Senate Must Modify Filibuster Rule to Pass CIR
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Without a softening of the filibuster rules, we're likely to witness, as we already have seen, the resuscitation of previous small-bore CRI proposals that merely traded legalization with a path to citizenship and modest future flows of temporary... Read More