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Court Decision Ensures Many TPS Holders in Ninth Circuit May Become Permanent Residents

Court Decision Ensures Many TPS Holders in Ninth Circuit May Become Permanent Residents

Hundreds, if not thousands, of noncitizens with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) now are eligible to apply for lawful permanent residence because of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision. In Ramirez v. Brown, the Court ruled that a grant of TPS to a noncitizen qualifies as an “inspection and admission.” Under the Immigration and Nationality […]

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Senate Hearing Examines Proposals to Increase Guest Workers

Written by on March 27, 2015 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Senate Hearing Examines Proposals to Increase Guest Workers

This week, the Senate Homeland Security committee examined various immigrant guest worker proposals. This was the Committee’s third “Securing the Border” hearing this week, after Tuesday’s hearing on transnational crime, and Wednesday’s hearing on root causes of Central American migration. The witnesses all agreed that increasing legal immigration would decrease unlawful immigration across the border—especially […]

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Righting a Historical Wrong in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Righting a Historical Wrong in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Anthony Sullivan, a native of Australia, fell in love with Richard Adams, an American, in 1971. A few years later, the couple traveled to Colorado when they learned the county clerk in Boulder was issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Soon after, they filed a green-card petition based on their marriage to the then-Immigration and […]

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5 Ways DACA Renews the Conversation on Immigration Reform

Written by on August 23, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Enforcement, Legislation with 1 Comment
5 Ways DACA Renews the Conversation on Immigration Reform

There’s no doubt that recent implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative is the biggest thing to happen in immigration law in many years. While most of the attention is currently focused on how to make it work, how to apply and how to work out the kinks, it’s important to take […]

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Why the Next Einstein Can’t Get a Visa

Why the Next Einstein Can’t Get a Visa

By Shelby Pasell. Though Einstein may be a household name in the United States, he was not born here, and he would have a hard time obtaining a visa if he were alive today. In fact, inventors behind most patents in the U.S. were born outside of the country, according to a new report by […]

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U.S. Losing High-Skilled Workers to Australia, Canada, and China, Report Says

U.S. Losing High-Skilled Workers to Australia, Canada, and China, Report Says

By Shelby Pasell.  “As our competitors press ahead with strategic policies suited to a global century, how much longer can America afford to drift with an immigration regime built in 1965?” This is the question addressed in recent report by the Partnership for a New American Economy and The Partnership for New York City. According […]

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Standardizing Guidelines Would Improve USCIS’s Proposed Family Unity Waiver Rule

Standardizing Guidelines Would Improve USCIS’s Proposed Family Unity Waiver Rule

Earlier this year, USCIS proposed a new waiver rule that would allow some unauthorized immigrants (mostly direct family members of U.S. citizens) who are applying for a green card to apply for a waiver to the 3 and 10 year bar from within the United States,  minimizing the amount of time they would have to […]

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Administration Takes Step to Keep Talented Foreign Students in the U.S.

Administration Takes Step to Keep Talented Foreign Students in the U.S.

BY HEATHER M. STEWART, COUNSEL AND DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION POLICY AT NAFSA: ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS. Current U.S. immigration law provides few options for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM” degrees) who want to stay here to contribute their skills and knowledge. Not enough American students are […]

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Administration Takes Step Toward More Entrepreneur-Friendly Immigration Policy

Administration Takes Step Toward More Entrepreneur-Friendly Immigration Policy

BY TEJAS SHAH*. While the U.S. economy continues to recover at a sluggish pace, the administration continues to emphasize immigration reform’s critical role in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the U.S. This week, Cecilia Munoz, the Domestic Policy Council Director at the White House, spoke at a forum hosted by The Hamilton Project of the […]

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Comments Due on Proposed Rule that Will Help Keep American Families Together

Written by on May 16, 2012 in Family-Based Immigration with 4 Comments
Comments Due on Proposed Rule that Will Help Keep American Families Together

The administration recently published a proposed rule that will help keep American families together. The “Proposed Rule on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives” is an effort to streamline the application process for many relatives of U.S. citizens currently eligible for a green card by minimizing the amount of time that […]

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