Legal fight on immigration continues

The states suing the U.S. government over President Barack Obama’s November 2014 executive action on immigration filed a motion asking a federal judge not to lift a stay on the changes. “Defendants cannot show anything close to looming irreparable harm,” said the motion filed by...

This Is What Immigration Limbo Looks Like

HYATTSVILLE, Md.—George Escobar read aloud from a list of names, his voice rising above the chatter of a packed lobby at CASA of Maryland, the state’s largest immigration-rights organization. Several people—the ones who, until recently, the undocumented-immigrant community...

House Passes One-Week Funding Extension for Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — Republicans vowing to govern effectively as a congressional majority failed a fundamental test Friday, when House leaders only narrowly managed to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security after an embarrassing defeat earlier in the day. The...

Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

WASHINGTON — Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Approval in the Senate would send the issue to...

House and Senate Prepare Measures to Keep Homeland Security Funded

Just a day before the Department of Homeland Security is set to run out of money, the Senate was preparing a bill that would finance the department without restrictions on President Obama’s immigration actions. House Republicans were coming together on a counterproposal that...

Gutierrez: Obama eyes partial launch of anti-deportation program

A top House Democrat said Wednesday that President Obama is eying a partial launch of his new deportation-relief programs, despite a federal court’s recent decision to block them. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said the administration is weighing whether it has the authority...

Houston business owners caught in middle of immigration battle between Texas and president

As far as law firms are concerned, Houston business owners with immigrant employees should proceed under the assumption that President Barack Obama‘s latest immigration policy changes will touch ground later this year, despite efforts by Brownsville’s U.S. District...

What to expect if Homeland Security shuts down this week

Monday passed without a deal to fund the Department of Homeland Security, bringing the agency five days from a partial shutdown as Republicans try to block President Obama’s plans for shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The department will run out of...

Certain H-4 Spouses Eligible to Apply for Work Authorization Beginning May 26th

On Tuesday, February 24th, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of employment authorization benefits to certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants working in the United States. Beginning May 26th, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS)...

What to expect if Homeland Security shuts down this week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Monday he planned to bring up a bill targeting President Barack Obama ’s executive action on immigration, separating it from the Homeland Security Department funding Republicans have used as leverage in the immigration fight....
?>