Road To Immigration Reform
NY Introduces ‘IDNYC’ Which Will Provide Undocumented Immigrants ID Cards To Open Bank Accounts
On January 12, 2015, New York City introduced a new municipal ID program (“IDNYC”) that is expected to bring big changes to the city’s estimated 500,000 undocumented population. All NY residents will be eligible to apply for the new ID program, however, undocumented immigrants are expected to benefit the most.
The IDNYC program presents a... [Read more of this review]
President Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration – How Does It Affect Existing DACA Eligibility?
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program was initially implemented in August 2012 to provide relief from removal and work authorization to young people who can demonstrate (through probative evidence) that they have been continuously present in the United States for at least 5 years, were born after 1981, met certain education... [Read more of this review]
Keeping the DREAM Alive
In a memorandum written to the directors of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), the Obama Administration responded to years of pressure from immigration rights activists by authorizing the use of prosecutorial discretion by these agencies.... [Read more of this review]
Implications for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Post Mid-term Elections
With neither party commanding a 60-vote supermajority in the Senate, immigration bills of any scope will likely remain mired in gridlock come January. Indeed, the results of the mid-term elections will likely trounce prospects for meaningful immigration reform in the 112th Congress, with new House leadership expected to focus only on intensive enforcement... [Read more of this review]
IMMIGRATION REFORM MEASURES INTRODUCED IN SENATE BY BOTH PARTIES
Just as the U.S. Senate adjourned at the end of September to allow members to prepare for the upcoming midterm elections, Senator Robert Menendez, (D-N.J.), and Senator Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah), both introduced immigration reform bills aimed at dealing with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Senator Menendez, who is... [Read more of this review]
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