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White House Nixes Effort to Oust British Journalist

"Not that there was much drama involved, but the White House responded to a petition asking it deport CNN host Piers Morgan over his views on gun control and said Morgan can stay. In a statement explaining the decision, White House spokesman Jay Carney told the petition’s 109,000 plus signees...

White House to Announce Immigration Plan on Tuesday

"President Obama will debut his plans for comprehensive immigration reform at an event Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House said Friday." - Justin Sink, Jan. 25, 2013 .

Revealed: Detailed Drafts of White House Immigration Bill

The Miami Herald has posted three components of White House draft immigration legislation: "Aside from the emphasis on border security, there appears to be relatively little in the White House draft proposals that conflicts with what Rubio wants. Though The Herald obtained three pieces of draft...

My Path to Citizenship...and the White House

"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 have one. I began to understand what it meant...

White House Report: The Economic Benefits of Fixing our Broken Immigration System

"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. ... This report outlines the key benefits to the U...

White House: Immigration Bill Would Boost Agriculture, Rural Communities

"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. In a White House report issued Monday , the administration...

Obama Enlisting Executives for Renewed Immigration Push

"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 law by year’s end. Companies are “deeply...

Why the White House Won't Stop Deportations: Yale-Loehr

" Stephen Yale-Loehr , a professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School, says that the executive branch has wider prosecutorial discretion than the White House is letting on. The problem, he argues, isn’t that Obama can’t stop deportations. It’s the simple fact that doing so...

White House Will Take Executive Action on Immigration...Or It Won't

Conflicting reports from Washington: "House Democrats, who are stepping up the pressure on Republicans to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation, said Tuesday the Obama administration is getting ready to take executive action on the matter very soon." - Washington Examiner...

White House Statement on Immigration Reform

"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 by $1.4 trillion and shrink the deficit by nearly...

DHS, White House Consider Administrative Relief, Including Bond Hearings

"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. ... With legislation at an apparent impasse, the White...

Video: President Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform

"During a law enforcement briefing, the President delivers remarks on fixing our broken immigration system, May 13, 2014." - White House, May 13, 2014 .

Immigrant Troops to Get U.S. Citizenship at White House

"When Oscar Vanegas Gonzalez gets his U.S. citizenship today at a ceremony hosted by President Barack Obama, the accomplishment will reflect the complexities of U.S. immigration policy. While the Obama administration is now working to stop Central American kids from sneaking into the U.S. without...

White House Asks Congress for $3.7 Billion for Border Surge

"[T]oday the President is requesting a $3.7 billion supplemental appropriation focused on: Deterrence , including increased detainment and removal of adults with children and increased immigration court capacity to speed cases Enforcement , including enhanced interdiction and prosecution...

Open Letter to White House from Law Professors on Unaccompanied Central American Children

"We are a group of professors and researchers with experience teaching and practicing in the areas of immigration, human rights, and international law, primarily at U.S. universities, colleges, and law schools. We write to offer our counsel to you and your administration as you respond to the refugee...

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

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 to seek refugee status from inside their countries...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Executive Action Coverage | On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions that will help secure the border, prioritize deporting felons over families, and allow certain undocumented immigrants to temporarily remain in the U.S. without fear of deportation if they pass...

NYC Bar Association’s Opposition to Expansion of Detention for Immigrant Mothers and Children - Letter to White House

"[T]he Administration’s plan to jail unprecedented numbers of families and young children while expediting their removal proceedings will lead to large-scale due process violations and the erroneous removals of legitimate refugees and others entitled to international protection. This plan...

White House on Dismissal of Arpaio Lawsuit

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 saying all along: the President’s executive...

White House Proposal Would Grant EADs to Backlogged EB Green Card Applicants: Greg Siskind

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 proposals aimed at retaining skilled workers...

White House Won't Take CA5 Immigration Case to Supreme Court...Yet

"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 to lift the block on the controversial immigration...

Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock - Angelo A. Paparelli

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 broken immigration system for the better....

White House Releases Immigration Modernization Report

MODERNIZING & STREAMLINING OUR LEGAL IMMIGRATION SYSTEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - White House, July 2015

White House Launches 'Commit to Citizenship' Campaign

"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 abroad, you’ll be building toward a stronger...

White House Sets Refugee Admission Levels for 2016

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 concerns or is otherwise in the national...