Justice Department asks judge to lift hold on Obama immigration action

HOUSTON — The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. The Justice Department’s motion for a stay was filed with the court of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases Performance Data on I-526 and I-829 Petitions

On Feb. 18, 2015, USCIS released performance statistics on I-526 and I-829 EB-5 related petitions. The following charts provide the case status as broken down by petitions received, approved, denied, or pending from fiscal year 2008 through the first quarter of fiscal year 2015...

For Immigrants, Fear Returns After a Federal Judge’s Ruling

For Tomás Péndola, an immigrant from Argentina, it was a normal week teaching chemistry in a public high school here, filling a whiteboard with dense equations and coaxing his students to decipher them. For Yeni Benítez, a Mexican immigrant in Wisconsin, this week was wh...

Charles Foster Reappointed to Serve on the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Committee

HOUSTON – Feb. 20, 2015 – Charles Foster, founder and chairman of Foster LLP, has been reappointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). Foster is a distinguished business and community leader in the Houston area and is a recipient of...

Dallas lawyer accused of immigration fraud

DALLAS (AP) – A prominent Dallas immigration lawyer has been arrested after a federal indictment accused her of submitting fraudulent applications for crime-victim visas for clients. Immigration agents arrested Sherin Thawer on Friday at her home in the Dallas suburb of...

Immigrants Feel Stuck After Judge Blocks Obama Orders

Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked Obama’s efforts...

CANADA – New Filing Fees and Procedures for LMIA-Exempt Work Permit Applications

Effective February 21, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will implement new procedures for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exempt Work Permit applications, which include Intra-Company Transfer, NAFTA Professional, and Reciprocal Benefit applications. The changes are...

DAPA And DACA Expansion Halted by Federal Court

On Monday, February 16th, Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division granted a temporary injunction halting key elements of the President’s recent immigration executive actions. The order temporarily halts the...

Puesta en marcha de medidas de inmigración de Obama, detenida tras decisión de juez

Ya ha comenzado la batalla legal en torno a las medidas de suspensión temporal de deportaciones que el presidente Barack Obama anunció el pasado 20 de noviembre, luego de que el juez federal Andrew Hanen decidiera detener la implementación la acción ejecutiva de Obama sobre...

Federal judge blocks Obama immigration order

AUSTIN – A federal judge late Monday halted President Barack Obama’s landmark immigration order on the eve of its implementation, denying millions of people illegally in America access to work permits and dealing a victory to Gov. Greg Abbott in his lawsuit against...
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