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Congress-Passed Spending Bill Leaves DHS in Limbo

Written by on December 15, 2014 in Legislation with 0 Comments
Congress-Passed Spending Bill Leaves DHS in Limbo

Following the close vote in the House last week, the Senate passed a spending bill 56-40 on Saturday to fund most of the government for the next year and avoid a government shutdown. Excluded from that full-year deal is the Department of Homeland Security, which is only funded until February 27 under the so-called “cromnibus” […]

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The Economic Potential of Executive Action on Immigration

Written by on December 12, 2014 in Economics, Executive Action with 1 Comment
The Economic Potential of Executive Action on Immigration

Mayors from cities across the country met in New York City earlier this week to discuss the implementation of President Obama’s immigration plan. These mayors support of executive action because they recognize the economic benefit to their cities as well as the role that executive action will play in keeping families together and enabling immigrants […]

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Final Immigration Hearings of 2014 Preview More Gridlock in 114th Congress

Written by on December 11, 2014 in Executive Action, Legislation with 1 Comment
Final Immigration Hearings of 2014 Preview More Gridlock in 114th Congress

When the 113th Congress kicked off nearly two years ago, hopes were high that this would be the Congress to pass lasting immigration reform. “I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all,” […]

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Report Documents Evidence of Migrant Shakedowns by Border Enforcement

Written by on December 10, 2014 in Abuses, Enforcement with 0 Comments
Report Documents Evidence of Migrant Shakedowns by Border Enforcement

Imagine what it would be like to be in a foreign country, and law enforcement officials take your phone, identification and money. Then, what if you are moved through a series of short-term holding cells and then longer term detention facilities and eventually released by being deported to another country without any access to your […]

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State Department Launches In-Country Refugee Program to Reunite Central American Families

Written by on December 9, 2014 in Humanitarian Protection, Refugee Status with 0 Comments
State Department Launches In-Country Refugee Program to Reunite Central American Families

Last week, the U.S. Department of State announced the launch of its in-country refugee processing program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The program is part of the Obama Administration’s response to last summer’s influx of unaccompanied children and families fleeing to the United States from Central America and will work to “to provide a […]

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President’s Plan for Border Security Could Make a Bad Situation Worse

Written by on December 8, 2014 in Enforcement, Executive Action with 4 Comments
President’s Plan for Border Security Could Make a Bad Situation Worse

The debate surrounding the Immigration Accountability Executive Actions that President Obama announced last month mostly has centered on the millions of unauthorized immigrants already living in the United States who are likely to receive a three-year reprieve from deportation. But there is another aspect of the president’s announcement that has received relatively little attention despite […]

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How Immigration Executive Action Opens Doors for Foreign Entrepreneurs

Written by on December 5, 2014 in Entrepreneurship/Innovation, Executive Action with 1 Comment
How Immigration Executive Action Opens Doors for Foreign Entrepreneurs

Much of the attention on President Obama’s executive action on immigration has focused on his use of prosecutorial discretion to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants, including certain parents of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. But as part of the November announcement, President Obama also signed a memorandum to explore ways to upgrade […]

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States Sue Over President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Written by on December 4, 2014 in Executive Action with 0 Comments
States Sue Over President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Seventeen states filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging President Obama’s decision to temporarily defer deportation for millions of immigrants who qualify for DACA of the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program. The lawsuit argues that the president’s executive actions “violated his constitutional duty to enforce the laws and illegally placed new burdens on state […]

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House Passes Bill to Block Immigration Executive Action

Written by on December 4, 2014 in Executive Action, News Flash with 8 Comments
House Passes Bill to Block Immigration Executive Action

The House of Representatives voted 219 to 197 on largely party lines to approve a bill from Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) that blocks President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Three Democrats voted in favor of the measure while seven Republicans voted against it; three members voted present. Yoho’s bill effectively states that no president has […]

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Committee Fails to Question Legality of President’s Immigration Executive Action

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Executive Action with 0 Comments
Committee Fails to Question Legality of President’s Immigration Executive Action

The House Judiciary Committee held a held a hearing Tuesday on President Obama’s recent Immigration Accountability Executive Action, focusing on the administration’s executive action that defers deportation for the parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Known as the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, this portion of executive action has provoked the […]

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