DACA Expansion & DAPA Implementation

Two key elements of the President’s executive action are the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the announcement of a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program that extends deferred action and employment authorization...

Obama Defends His Use of Executive Authority on Immigration

WASHINGTON — President Obama, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, said he rejects Republican criticism that he has exceeded his authority in moving to spare millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, adding that he has been “very restrained” in his use of executive...

Local Immigrant Advocates Disappointed With President’s Plan

If immigrant rights advocates sound less than enthusiastic these days, they have their reasons. Israel Guerrero and his friends are disappointed by President Obama’s just-announced plan to provide relief for families who are in the US illegally. Guerrero says, “I was...

Obama ‘looking forward’ to immigration order

By Justin Sink President Obama is “looking forward” to taking executive action on immigration, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in an interview published Tuesday. “The president is disappointed that this legislative solution won’t be achieved, but the president is...

President’s Executive Order to Benefit Employment-Based Immigrants & Entrepreneurs

In conjunction with the exercise of President Obama’s executive authority to improve the way our immigration system functions while waiting for a more comprehensive immigration reform bill from Congress, the President has directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),...

What Obama’s Immigration Action Actually Does

The broad executive action on immigration that President Obama announced on Thursday night could shield nearly half of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now believed to be in the U.S. from deportation. But the move is much bigger than that. The president is also...

Millions of Undocumented Workers and Families to Benefit from Exercise of President’s Executive Authority

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he will exercise his executive authority to remove the threat of deportation of those undocumented immigrants who have been in the United States for at least five years, have at least one U.S. citizen or lawful...

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

WASHINGTON— Due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months.  As a result, eligible nationals of...
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