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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Comparison of the Obama and Bipartisan Senators’ Plan

We have had some exciting news on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform front recently.  Both President Obama and the ‘Gang of Eight’ bipartisan senators have released their plans for reform.  So far, these are only a set of principles or plans and none of this is law or policy just yet.  Both plans have similarities and some very key differences as well.

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Obama Reaffirms Position on Deferred Action; takes swipe at Romney

President Obama on July 17, 2012, gave a speech in San Antonio, Texas.  He reaffirmed his commitment to Deferred Action and also took a swipe at Romney.

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Deferred Action has its detractors

The new Deferred Action policy directive from the Obama Administration certainly has opposition. 

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Will We Have a Version of the DREAM Act This Year?

 

Will we have a version of the DREAM Act this year?  I would say yes.  And here is why:

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U.S. Squares Off Against Arizona at Supreme Court Over Immigration Law

 

The Obama Administration squared off against  the State of Arizona at the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday April 25, 2012 over Arizona’s disputed immigration enforcement law.

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U.S. Passport Card Application Now Online

 

The U.S. Department of State has announced that it is conducting a limited pilot program allowing U.S. citizens to apply online for a U.S. passport card.

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Executive Order Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals

 

President Obama today issued an Executive Order to improve visa and foreign visitor processing and travel promotion in order to create jobs and spur economic growth in the United States. 

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Commentary on new Proposed Rule by USCIS to Unify Families Faster

 

USCIS has made an announcement that it seeks to seeks to unify families faster by allowing potential immigrants who are the spouses and children of U.S. citizens to apply for waivers of the unlawful presence bars while in the United States rather than waiting for the decisions of these waivers outside the country.  See  ANNOUNCEMENT.

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USCIS SEEKS TO UNIFY FAMILIES FASTER

 

The American Immgration Council reports that the administration today has taken  an important step toward fixing one of the most notorious problems with our broken immigration system—the 3 and 10 year bars. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it was filing a notice of intent to change a rule which would streamline the application process for many relatives of U.S. citizens currently eligible for permanent resident status, thereby minimizing the amount of time that applicants would have to be away from their families before being admitted into the United States.

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Top Ten Immigration Wish List for 2012

 

Here is my Top Ten Immigration Wish List for 2012:

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