Immigration Law

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Experts Comment on Biden Immigration Bill
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 was unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. As it moves through Senate and House committees we will see numerous changes and amendments. These three experts have some initial thoughts: Jill Family: Biden’s Immigration... Read More

Text of U.S. Citizenship Act
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senate version: House version: Read More

Gov. Pritzker Signs Package of Legislation Enhancing Protections for Illinois' Immigrant Families
Posted on 25 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Office of the Governor, June 21, 2019 "Making good on his promise to make Illinois a welcoming state for all, Governor JB Pritzker signed three pieces of legislation Friday to protect Illinois' immigrant community amid growing attacks from... Read More

Hazleton, Farmers Branch Petition USSC for Writs of Certiorari
Posted on 2 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A city in Pennsylvania and one in Texas have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether they are allowed to enact legislation preventing those illegally living in the country from renting property in their cities — and in the Pennsylvania... Read More

GOP wants Homeland Security exempt from environmental laws along borders
Posted on 24 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a move aimed at improving national security, House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile zone stretching along the Canadian and Mexican borders... Read More

Visa fairness bill has grassroots source
Posted on 18 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Sundaram is not a professional lobbyist. He can't even vote. But in a feat that has stunned more jaded political observers, he and other Indian immigrants with little electoral power have helped bring a divided, hyperpartisan Congress... Read More

Cal. Gov. Brown Signs Immigration Bills
Posted on 5 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" As advocates rally across the nation today to urge Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to enhance school, workplace and civil protections for California’s hardworking immigrants... Read More

Immigration Legislation or Executive Action Will Shape Latino Vote
Posted on 22 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last summer, in the wake of the US Senate’s passage of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” Latino Decisions, in concert with America’s Voice, identified three tiers of Democratically... Read More

California to Provide $3M in Legal Services for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A bill signed on Saturday by California Gov. Jerry Brown will provide $3 million to qualifying nonprofits to offer free legal assistance for child migrants . Nonprofit legal service providers handling the cases of recently-arrived child migrants... Read More

Worker Bill Roils the Au Pair World
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The email sent ripples of fear among upscale parents: Au pair programs are in danger of ending, a possible victim of legislation now moving through Congress. The Senate immigration bill gives a hand to U.S. employers of foreign software developers... Read More

White House: Immigration Bill Would Boost Agriculture, Rural Communities
Posted on 31 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration legislation pending in Congress would create jobs in rural communities and increase exports of fruits, vegetables and other products, the Obama administration said Monday as it tried turn up the heat on Republican opponents of the bill... Read More