Immigration Law

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State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies The States
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by State Net

With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five years in office... Read More

Forced Federalism: States as Laboratories of Immigration Reform
Posted on 22 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter Willamette University - College of Law Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 62, p. 1673, 2011 "This Article questions the experimental value of state immigration laws. Analyzing the Supreme Court’s major decisions... Read More

Expert: Congress Needs 'Courage' to Renew Immigration Reform Process
Posted on 5 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Oct. 3, 2016 - "The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 but the bill died in the House of Representatives. Hopefully the next Congress will have the courage to restart that process," said Stephen... Read More

Not Coming to America: Why the US is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" “Not Coming to America: Why the US is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent” is a first-ever comparative study of the immigration reforms other countries employ to boost their economies and lure the high and low-skilled... Read More

Big Firms Join Quest for Same-Sex Couple Immigration Reform
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Pfizer (PFE) is one of a few dozen large employers, including Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs (GS), and Medtronic (MDT), that are pushing to change immigration law through the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), which would let U.S. citizens... Read More

Half a Loaf Immigration Reform
Posted on 12 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The contours of a deal on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) are taking shape. An underclass will be created of undocumented people who will be given no path to citizenship. ... So for now, Democrats reluctantly shed crocodile tears over CIR... Read More

Arcing Toward Immigration Justice: 'Illegals' No More
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" All of us at times become dispirited. As I've viewed immigration over the last 40 years, passionate advocates have come and gone, fortunate foreign citizens have been granted green cards and then naturalized; but the harshness and hard-heartedness... Read More

New Poll: Iowa Republican Likely Caucus-Goers Support Immigration Reform
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Partnership for a New American Economy announces a new poll showing that the Iowa Republican likely caucus-goers, more than 80% of whom self-identify as conservative or very conservative, support legal immigration reform and rank illegal... Read More

GOP Leaders Split Over Immigration Reform, Near Term
Posted on 9 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Don’t count Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus among those who believe comprehensive immigration reform is dead this Congress. Despite exasperation among reform advocates that the House has refused to vote on any major immigration... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies States
Posted on 23 Mar 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five... Read More

Immigration Reform on the Horizon?
Posted on 19 Jan 2011 by Vandeventer Black LLP

by Mara Mijal On September 29, 2010, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. It is unclear what the fate of this proposed legislation may be, but some of the key provisions... Read More

News Excerpts From The Nov. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Government Shutdown: Impact on I-129 H Visa Extensions and AOS | Via e-Mail on October 18, 2013, USCIS alerted stakeholders that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an... Read More

Ask Lambda Legal: Immigration Reform is an LGBT Issue
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal Q: Why are LGBT groups working on immigration issues and what does the recent debate about Comprehensive Immigration Reform have to do with the rights of LGBT individuals and families? We often hear that our immigration... Read More