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A Promise Unfulfilled - Stephen Manning (AILA Leadership Blog)

"Last November, President Obama promised reforms to immigration enforcement that focus on actual threats to public safety while keeping immigrant families together. He evoked a more humane enforcement system where resources are not spent jailing vulnerable individuals. One of his November reforms...

Letters to White House, DHS Call for End to Family Detention

"Today, the overwhelming majority of Democrats in the House -- including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) – sent Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson a letter saying the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “has not fully grasped the serious...

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...

Foley & Lardner LLP: The Medicaid Fraud Control Units: Fiscal Year 2014 Report

By Judith A. Waltz The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Annual Report (Report) on the performance of the Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) (OEI-06-15-00010, April 2015). Although the MFCUs reported another...

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....

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: EPA Releases Clean Power Plan

By Stephen L. Miller On August 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy released the agency’s Clean Power Plan , regulations designed to significantly reduce CO 2 emissions from power plants, as well as promoting low-emitting power sources and energy efficiency. These sweeping...

Ballard Spahr LLP: President Obama, EPA Announce Final Clean Power Plan to Regulate Power Plant Emissions Connected to Climate Change

President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the issuance of the long-anticipated Federal Clean Power Plan, which regulates emission to the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from existing fossil fuel-fired electric steam generating units and natural gas-fired...

DLA Piper LLP Energy Bulletin

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. • President Obama reveals Clean Power Plan. Calling it the “single most important step that America has ever made in the fight...

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Recent Rulings May Spell Trouble for the ACA

By Anne Compton-Brown | President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation will likely force two more significant legal hurdles after decisions this month that attack peripheral but important portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On Sept. 17, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals...

Norton Rose Fulbright: President Obama Signs New Online Warranty Law

By Susan Ross (US) President Obama has signed the E-Warranty Act of 2015 (PL 114-51). The new law amends the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvements Act (15 USC § 2302(b)) by permitting (not requiring) consumer product warranties to be made available online. If a consumer product manufacturer...

Dems Blast Obama, DHS for Deportation Raids: Letter

Washington Post, Jan. 12, 2016 - "The escalating tensions between Democrats and the Obama administration over its deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants burst into public view on Tuesday, with more than 140 House members blasting the round ups and the White House dispatching a top...

Senators Call for Halt to Raids

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Jan. 22, 2016 - "U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and twenty of their Senate colleagues to send a letter to President Obama calling for an immediate halt to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent targeted arrests...

270+ Organizations Ask White House for TPS for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

NIJC, Jan. 25, 2016 - "More than 270 organizations sent a letter to President Obama this morning asking his administration to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a form of temporary immigration relief, to undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in light of pervasive...

Judge Hanen Rakes DOJ Lawyers Over Ethics Coals in DAPA Case

You've read about it in the news . Now read Judge Hanen's 28-page order for yourself. Stay tuned for reactions from practitioners and academics.

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Supreme Court's Non-Ruling on Immigration

White House, June 23, 2016 - "[O]one of the reasons why America is such a diverse and inclusive nation is because we’re a nation of immigrants. Our Founders conceived of this country as a refuge for the world. And for more than two centuries, welcoming wave after wave of immigrants has kept...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Class Certification Granted in Suit Over Legal Representation for Minors | On June 24, 2016, a federal judge granted a request to certify a class of children in an ongoing suit against the Attorney General for failing to providing legal representation. The main class certified by the court consists...

DOS on Conrad State 30, SR and EB-5 Visa Program Extensions (Oct. 5, 2016)

UNCLASSIFIED 16 STATE 109718, OCT 05, 2016 - "President Obama signed a 10-week stopgap continuing resolution into law on September 29, 2016 that included the extension of three visa authorizations. The extension of these visa programs will expire on December 9, 2016. The three visa programs are...

House Members Call on Obama to Pardon Dreamers

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Nov. 17, 2016 - "Today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in releasing a letter they wrote to President Obama asking him to use his pardon authority to protect DREAMers with DACA (Deferred Action...

Groups Call for Rescission of NSEERS

ADC, Nov. 22, 2016 - "The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) submitted a letter co-signed by nearly 200 organizations to President Barack Obama, calling on his administration to rescind the regulatory framework behind the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS)....

AILA Calls for Rescission of NSEERS - Letter to White House

AILA, Nov. 23, 2016 - "On April 27, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security announced the elimination of the list of countries whose nationals are subject to registration under NSEERS, thus effectively ending the NSEERS registration process. While this was a welcome step, it did not go far enough...

Obama Suddenly Ends Special 'Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot' Parole Policy for Cubans

January 12, 2017 Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Statement by DHS Secretary Johnson on the Continued Normalization of our Migration Relationship with Cuba DHS Fact Sheet U.S. - Cuba Joint Statement News article by Franco Ordoñez, McClatchy DC, Just feet from...

Will POTUS Pardon Immigrants?

Prof. Peter L. Markowitz writes: "I wanted to draw your attention to a piece posted today [Jan. 16, 2017] on the Huffington Post by Prof. Stephen Legomsky urging President Obama to use his last few days in office to issue a categorical pardon protecting 100,000-200,000 lawful permanent residents...

Drilling Down on Obama's Deportation Record - MPI

Jan. 26, 2017 - Nuance is not fashionable these days, but for those of you who are retro enough to rely on facts and data, Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter at MPI have put together this piece on The Obama Record on Deportations .

Judge’s Pause of Trump Travel Ban Takes Page from Republican Challenge to Obama Executive Action on DACA

Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 21, 2017 - "The temporary restraining order halting one of President Trump’s most controversial actions, an executive order suspending the entry of nationals from seven countries and pausing refugee resettlement, has strong...

Like Obama, Trump Stymied in Deportation Efforts

Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, Apr. 8, 2017 - "Yintang Cao, a Chinese national who served time for hawking counterfeit designer purses, was freed from immigration detention March 31 after the United States failed to win permission from China to deport him. Emil Al Seryani, a Jordanian citizen...