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Blog Posts in 2014

Border Security Statistics and Removal Priority Outlook

Every year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) releases end of year statistics. Recently, the DHS published enforcement statistics for the fiscal year 2014 (October 1, 2013 to September 30, ...
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New Useful Immigration Travel App

Customs & Border Protection (CBP) recently announced "planning your trip across the border just got easier." They are right if you are planning to cross into the United States at any of ...
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Ongoing Challenges to Immigration Executive Action

Sometimes, during a court proceeding, the presiding judge will determine that he or she should not oversee the trial. In such instances the judge will be removed from the case by way of judicial ...
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Funding v. Non-funding Nonsense of Immigration Executive Action

This Tuesday the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, had the pleasure of appearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security to defend the President's executive ...
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Executive Action - Businesses Left Out......

When the President announced immigration executive action last week, he did so, at least in part, under the pretense of keeping families together. A noble thought indeed, but strategically incomplete ...
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EXTRA - Immigration Executive Action - EXTRA

I have always predicted that there will not be any kind of immigration reform and tonight I report to you that I am very pleased to have been wrong. Although the President did not share all of the ...
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Immigration Executive Action - Washington Has Gone Mad

Notwithstanding that Obama's threats of acting alone on immigration have no merit to date; the Republican leadership is loading yet another useless weapon into their limping Trojan horse. Since ...
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Business Friendly Visa Policy between China and U.S. Takes Effect

Not all immigration news or actions are controversial. During his visit to China at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting, the President announced that the United States and China have ...
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Election Backlash and Broken Promises - 20/20 Hindsight

"I am not going to give up this fight until it is done." This is what the President told leaders at the Hispanic Congressional Caucus Institute after he broke his promise to act on ...
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USCIS - Friend or Foe?

In 2003 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disbanded legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service (legacy INS) and split it up into three separate agencies. Customs & Border Protection ...
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Immigration Reform - Is The Writing On The Wall?

By now everybody in the immigrant community and elsewhere knows about the President's promise to act on immigration by way of executive action between the November elections and the end of this ...
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Secure Border

The Obama administration executed 438,421 deportations in 2013. This brings the number of deportations during Obama's presidency to well over two million; an all-time record. According to PEW ...
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Presidents and Executive Action on Immigration

When the President finally acts on his promise, to take immigration reform into his own hands, and invokes executive action to resolve the current immigration quandary as much as his executive powers ...
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Governor Brown Accomplishes What Congress And The President Cannot

Governor Jerry Brown of California is not waiting for the President or the Congress to act on immigration reform. The Governor took matters into his own hands and signed three immigration reform bills ...
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Deportations Instead of Immigration Reform

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that it plans to open and operate a new "Family Residential Center" in Dilley, Texas to house adults with children in response ...
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The Complexities of Immigration Law and Notario Fraud

With the prospect of possible immigration reform looming on the horizon, notarios and other unlicensed individuals will get to work and take advantage of unsuspecting immigrants. As a result, many ...
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Executive Action Immigration Reform - What Could Have Been...

Sadly, the first of my "there won't be any immigration reform…" predictions from last week's blog held true. We all remember the President's promise from the Rose Garden ...
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There Won't Be Any Immigration Reform.....

I truly hope I am wrong, but I predict there will be no immigration reform prior to the November 2014 mid-term elections, not after the mid-term elections, and not during Obama's presidency. This ...
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Eb-5 Gains Steam & Setback

Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program, otherwise known as Eb-5, in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign national investors. In 1992 ...
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New Mobile Travel App for the International Road Warriors

Believe it or not, but not all immigration news are bad. What's unfortunate is that our government is not capable of promoting what it does right. So, we'll give them a hand. Hats off to ...
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International Students Are The Future Of This Country

Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) administers America's Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). In this capacity, the agency releases a report of international students studying in the ...
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Unilateral Immigration Reform

As members of Congress are heading home for summer recess and their August town halls, the White House grapevine has it that President Obama will circumvent Congress and unilaterally implement ...
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