Category Archives: Government

The Origins of DACA

A recent Wall Street Journal article by Miriam Jordan explores the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals movement, which was led by undocumented immigrants, and how the students were able to directly impact political policy. Click here to read the article. … Continue reading

Posted in DACA, Government, Politics

Learn More on the Administration’s Announcement Regarding New Process Towards Immigration Enforcement

The following are answers to frequently asked questions on the administration’s announcement regarding a new process to further focus immigration enforcement resources on high priority cases: Why did the Administration create this process? DHS must ensure its immigration enforcement resources … Continue reading

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AILA Advisory re: Obama annoucement

Following the Obama Administration’s Annoucements last week, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) was informed that immigrants were going to notarios to see about turning themselves in to authorities, getting released, and then getting an EAD (employment authorization document) in … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Immigration

Obama announces new “Prosecutorial Discretion Policy”

Today President Obama announced that the government will begin implementing the prosecutorial discretion memo that was issued on June 17th by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, John Morton. You can read the memo in full here. A summary … Continue reading

Posted in Deportation, Government, ICE, Immigration, Uncategorized

Two New Reports on Immigration Issues

Although the Texas Special Session has ended without the passage of a Sanctuary Cities Bill, there are still pieces of immigration legislation that we are following. On June 29, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2011 was introduced … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Immigration, Texas