Senate Democrats Demand Clean Homeland Security Bill

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

It did not take long after President Obama made his announcement in November rolling out his executive order concerning before his political opponents began to threaten to stop it. A few wanted to shut down the government. Others wanted to add conditions to a needed budget deal that would invalidate the President’s order. Eventually the budget did pass but it only funded the department charged with overseeing the immigration order for two months instead of a full year. The rationale for the truncated... read more.

  • March 09, 2015
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USCIS Issues Reminder Concerning DACA Renewals

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder to individuals with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) permits that certain forms need to be submitted in order to effectuate renewal or to apply initially.  Back in 2012 the agency commenced the process of issuing DACA permits to so-called “Dreamers” who were brought to this country as children by parents who are undocumented immigrants. The original duration of DACA permits was for a period of two... read more.

  • March 09, 2015
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Last Year Microsoft Tapped Immigrant As New CEO

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Last year Microsoft chose as its third Chief Executive Officer (CEO), an immigrant, Satya Nadella, who grew up in Mangalore in India. Before being named, he worked for Microsoft for 22 years after being previously employed by Sun Microsystem. He originally came to the United States to study engineering at Wisconsin University in Madison.He is hardly the first immigrant to lead a major technology company. Andrew Grove, the former head of Intel Corporation, emigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1956.... read more.

  • March 09, 2015
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Injunction to Stop AZ Ban on DACA Recipients Getting Driver’s Licenses Made Perm

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

United States District Court Judge David G. Campbell made permanent an injunction against the enforcement of Arizona’s ban keeping DACA recipients from qualifying for driver’s licenses.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was instituted back in 2012 by the Obama administration to allow certain children brought here through no choice of their own by parents who were undocumented immigrants to receive a temporary deferral from deportation and a work permit for that same durati... read more.

  • March 06, 2015
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Newly-Licensed Immigrant Drivers in Colorado May Lose Privileges

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Over the last few years approximately ten states have begun to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants residing in those states. Having a driver’s license provides the ability and security for these new licensees to travel to work and maintain their employment so they can provide adequately for their families. But in at least one state, this capacity to drive legally may soon be undermined.Since it started issuing driver’s licenses in August of last year, the State of Colorado h... read more.

  • March 06, 2015
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New Study Debunks Notion that DACA Triggered Migration of Children from Central

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

Last summer the national media began to focus on the migration of unaccompanied children from the Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to the southern border of the United States seeking out border agents so they could be apprehended just before crossing the border. One of the reasons frequently cited for this influx of youngsters was the President’s decision in 2012 to institute the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Opponents of this program created b... read more.

  • March 05, 2015
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DHS Funding Bill Intending to Block Obama’s Immigration Measures Fails Part Two

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The attempt by members of the Republican majority in both houses of Congress to use the annual budget of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a tool to reverse the immigration measures taken by executive action of President Obama last November may be running out of steam. At first House Republicans floated the idea of shutting down the government in December unless provisions which accomplished such action were not part of an omnibus budget bill to fund the federal government for 2015. Then when mem... read more.

  • March 05, 2015
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USCIS Announces Semi-Annual Cap Met for H-2B Visas

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services just reported that, as of January 26, 2015, the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2015 has been reached.H-2B Visas are issued to temporary non-agricultural workers from foreign countries every year. The program enables employers having difficulty finding employees for positions available at their firms to fill them with workers from overseas that have the requisite skills for the job.January 26, 2015 was the final receipt date... read more.

  • March 04, 2015
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Number of Immigrant Businesses Should Rise in Wake of Executive Order

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

According to firm that provides loans to small businesses, the company currently has to turn away hundreds of applications each year because the applicants cannot comply with Small Business Administration (SBA) rules that require such loans only to go to individuals who have the legal status to work in this country.   According to many experts including Ramit Arora of Bix2Credit, New York City potentially could see a surge of hundreds or thousands of new small businesses run by owners with legal s... read more.

  • March 04, 2015
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DHS Funding Bill Intending to Block Obama’s Immigration Measures Fails

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The United State Senate failed for the second time to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security which also contained provisions which would undo President Obama’s executive order issued last November regarding immigration. This bill, passed originally by the House of Representatives as a means to reverse the President’s directives opening up the opportunity for many undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States on a temporary basis, did not secure the 60 votes neces... read more.

  • March 03, 2015
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