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: Education in the Alabama Immigration Law

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Yesterday in Alabama, a federal judge refused to enjoin certain provisions of Alabama’s new restrictionist immigration law, while enjoining other sections of the law.  Among the sections that the judge refused to enjoin was a requirement that school officials verify the immigration status of students and parents.  Although there are many troubling provisions that will…

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Illegal Immigrants Retain Right to In-state Tuition at California Universities

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to California’s state law AB 540, that allows certain illegal immigrants who qualify as residents to pay in-state tuition. Currently under AB 540, any student, regardless of immigration status, who graduates from a California high school after attending for at least three years is entitled to in-state…

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DREAM Act Legislation Re-introduced

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Thanks to Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Harry Reid (D-NV) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or “DREAM Act” was re-introduced week. Last time the bill passed the House of Representatives, but could not get through in the Senate. This action follows President Obama’s speech in El Paso where…

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