Posts Categorized: Immigration Law News

Supreme Court Stops DAPA – the Undocumented Immigrant Program

On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court resulted in a tie vote 4-4 on whether to allow the Obama Administration’s “Immigration Plan” to be implemented.  Announced in November 2014 – and also referred to as Executive Action on Immigration or Deferred Action for Parent Accountability (DAPA), the decision was heart-breaking for about 5 million undocumented… Read more »

Update on Obama Executive Action/DAPA from the Supreme Court

This last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the signature immigration case involving the undocumented community, United States v. Texas. The litigation started when President Obama announced he was using his executive authority to expand Deferred Action. Deferred Action derives from the executive’s legal authority to enforce immigration law. Since at least 1956,… Read more »

US Visa Waiver Program Changes Amidst Terrorism Concerns

the Visa Waiver Program has come under scrutiny given the terrorist attack by Muslim extremists in San Bernadino CA in November and an even more gruesome attack in Paris that left 130 dead. The VWP allows citizens of 38 designated countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism without a visa for stays… Read more »

DAPA Program for Undocumented Immigrants Stalled Again

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today delivered a not-so-surprising blow to the Obama Administration’s effort to widen the Deferred Action program announced in November 2014, almost a year ago. In a 2-1 decision, the Court held the executive order was unconstitutional. The executive orders created a new Deferred Action program called Deferred Action for… Read more »

Opposing Immigration Views on Display at Boulder GOP Debate

As Republican presidential hopefuls squared off inside the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder late last month, a group of protesters assembled at nearby Farrand Field to push back against what they see as anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric coming from GOP candidates. The “My Country, My Vote” rally was spearheaded… Read more »

Stay Up to Date with the Latest Immigration Laws

When it comes to keeping up with today’s latest immigration laws, it can get a bit confusing. And with the 2016 Presidential Election taking place next year, we keep hearing more and more on how immigration laws are expected to change. For Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, he has already released his plans to better manage immigration,… Read more »

New Rule Will Permit Thousands to File I-485s Beginning Oct. 1

A new rule will allow family and employment-based Green Card applicants to apply for a change of immigration status earlier than previously possible. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in coordination with the Department of State (DOS), announced on September 9 a change in the process for determining visa availability for immigrants seeking “adjustment of… Read more »