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Immigration debate moves to White House, Supreme Court

"The national debate over immigration has changed venues, but the question of what to do about the millions of people in the country illegally remains as polarizing as ever. With sweeping reform legislation stalled in the divided Congress , focus on the issue has moved in recent weeks to the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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