The Basics: I’m Undocumented Do I Qualify Under The Expansion of Deferred Action Just Announced?

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

In his November 20th announcement President Obama expanded his policy of providing deferred action and work authorization to long-term residents of the US. From the little we know so far, the expansion includes individuals who’ve been residing in the US since 1/1/2010 if they fall into either of two categories: 1. Are the parent of…

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Update: Top Ten Ways Obama Can Make Positive Steps Towards Immigration Reform Without Waiting for Congress

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Over three years ago I created a list of ten ways that President Obama could use his administrative powers to effect positive change in our immigration system without waiting for Congress.  Here’s the link to my article from May, 2011: http://immigrateme.com/top-10-ways-obama-can-tackle-immigration-reform-without-congressional-approval/ Well three years later President Obama has implemented some of my recommendations but immigrant…

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Immigration In Perspective: Obama to start implementing new immigration policy

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

In two memos issued to the ICE Prosecutor’s office this Thursday, the Obama Administration has finally announced how it plans to implement the new deportation and removal policy it issued last June (view the policy here), and our previous discussion here: Immigration In Perspective: Deport the Criminals First.  This new policy prioritizes the deportations of…

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Immigration in Perspective: Top Ten Ways Obama Can Make Positive Steps Towards Immigration Reform Without Waiting for Congress

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Top Ten Ways Obama Can Make Positive Steps Towards Immigration Reform Without Waiting for Congress 1. End DHS’s broad interpreta­tion of aggravated felony which currently includes misdemeano­rs. 2. Require DHS attorneys to use more prosecutor­ial discretion in dismissing cases once evidence indicates the immigrant will prevail. An example of this was a client of mine…

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No More Empty Words

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

A recent article in the “La Opinion” the country’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, lays the blame for blocking comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) on the Democrats. Before, the Democrats had an easy scape goat in blaming the Republican party. However, while a bill was introduced it now looks like CIR will get placed on the back burner…

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