Immigration Law

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Executive Action on Immigration: Links to All the Memos
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Links to all the memos released on Nov. 20-21, 2014 by DHS: Executive Action: Strengthen Border Security Executive Action: Revise Removal Priorities Executive Action: End Secure Communities and Replace it with New Priority Enforcement... Read More

ICE FAQ on Executive Action, Prosecutorial Discretion - June 17, 2015
Posted on 19 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On or about June 17, 2015 ICE posted this : "Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Executive Action on Immigration General What changes has the Secretary’s memorandum made to... Read More

BREAKING: Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration Thursday & Friday
Posted on 19 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here's a short White House video posted Wednesday. - White House "President Obama will announce Thursday that he will use his executive authority to expand temporary protections to millions of undocumented immigrants, according to several... Read More

Executive Actions on Immigration: Business Edition
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Several of the President’s initiatives for improving our broken immigration system will provide much needed relief to foreign entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, highly-skilled workers, STEM graduates and students, and the U.S. businesses... Read More

What is Executive Action? (Video)
Posted on 9 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What is executive action and what power does President Obama have to fix our broken immigration system? Educate yourself with this video as law professor Hiroshi Motomura walks us through some of the most common questions about executive action... Read More

Executive Action and Prosecutorial Discretion: A Resource Page
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On June 20, 2014, President Obama stated “I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” Yet it is still unclear when and what executive actions President Obama will take... Read More

Posted on 24 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. - EXODUS 22:21 "November 20, 2014 was a historic night. The President announced a series of executive actions to expand enforcement at the border... Read More

A Guide to the Immigration Accountability Executive Action
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Obama announced his “immigration accountability executive action,” which includes a series of measures that are first steps towards common-sense reforms to an outdated immigration system. The series... Read More

Law Prof Bullish on Executive Action
Posted on 21 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Law professor Virgil Wiebe is bullish: This week's court ruling that halted some of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration will be overturned, he says. “The reason why there's a lot of confidence that the ruling... Read More

GOP Did Not Complain When Bush Sr. Legalized 1.5 Million in 1990 by Executive Action
Posted on 17 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Deferred deportation of unauthorized spouses and children of individuals legalized under 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) ... Bush INS Commissioner issued blanket “ Family Fairness ” policy, and dropped “compelling... Read More

Why Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Excluded Parents of ‘DREAMers’
Posted on 1 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As senior Obama administration officials worked behind the scenes for months this year to develop the legal rationale for deferring the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, there was one group they wanted to include that presented... Read More

Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Now that we have had a chance to exhale, a nagging doubt clouds this emerging optimism: Is early adjustment of status really what is contemplated? While White House briefings and talking points certainly suggested this was the case, a stubborn yet... Read More

USCIS Processing and Executive Action: NFAP
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Analysis and an examination of government documents finds if court action eventually allows President Obama’s executive action to proceed, then it is likely to result in delays for individuals and employers with legal immigrant or temporary... Read More

Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Much has been made of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, through which he deferred deportation for young adults brought to the U.S. as children. But as immigration legal scholar Hiroshi Motomura has noted... Read More

Expert: Obama Has a 'Difficult Decision' to Make on Immigration
Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez feels confident that President Barack Obama will use his executive powers to push through reform. House Speaker John Boehner feels confident that doing so will tank what little support the President has among... Read More