INDEPENDENCE DAY BRINGS NATURALIZATION CEREMONIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

For thousands of immigrants who soon will be able to call themselves “American citizens” this Fourth of July will be remembered as the time in which they finally achieved that vaunted and highly desired status. After months, and in many cases, years of awaiting action on petitions, submitting to interviews by immigration officials, hoping to hear good news from their attorneys and studying to take the examination necessary to become a citizen in this country, scores of immigrants will raise thei... read more.

  • July 13, 2014
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AVENUE FOR PRESIDENT TO ISSUE ORDERS REDUCING DEPORTATIONS ARISES

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Political leaders in Washington have apparently slammed the door on any chance for achieving comprehensive immigration reform in 2014.  Last week John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, reiterated to the President that the House would not be passing an immigration reform bill because he does not believe the President was “faithfully executing the laws.” The Speaker does not view the record number of deportations as proof that President Obama will enforce the laws on the b... read more.

  • July 11, 2014
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By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Obama administration announced a plan last week to establish a program to provide legal counsel to the children who have recently crossed over the southern border of this country. Over 47,000 children have fled their home countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, at their parents’ behest to avoid the persecution facing residents in those Central American countries. When they arrive across our border, few can speak English, most have not bathed in days or weeks and many cannot articulate wh... read more.

  • July 01, 2014
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By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

On June 5, 2014 Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This coincides with the submission by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to the Federal Register for approval of a revised form for application to allow individuals previously enrolled in DACA, to renew their deferral for a period of two years.USCIS will immediately begin accepting renewal requests. USCIS will al... read more.

  • June 30, 2014
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By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

In a landmark decision issued earlier this year, the Supreme Court of California affirmed a decision of that state’s Committee of Bar Examiners – a part of the State Bar of California – to allow an undocumented immigrant to practice law in that state.  In making its decision in In re Garcia, that Court noted that section 1621 of title 8 of the United States Code (hereafter “section 1621”) generally restricts an undocumented immigrant's eligibility to obtain a professional... read more.

  • June 27, 2014
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By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has for the last five years maintained a guest worker program of employment for foreign workers to work in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. One of five island territories of the United States, the North Mariana Islands was exempt from American immigration laws until November 28, 2009. The USCIS implemented the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program. Until earlier this month, that program h... read more.

  • June 26, 2014
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By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Rarely does a single primary election for one seat in the House of Representatives where less than 75,000 voters cast ballots seem to have such large reverberations in the political realm. The recent defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia may shift the dynamics of the debate over comprehensive immigration reform.  Prior to the June 10, 2014 election, conventional wisdom in Washington DC suggested that, after Mr. Cantor vanquished his relatively unknown opponent in his district’s... read more.

  • June 25, 2014
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By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The United States District Court in New York refused Charmaine Brown’s pro se plea for extraordinary relief seeking a vacation of her 2011 conviction for importation of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). The Court, in Brown v. US, No. 11-cv-3443 (SLT). (Dist. Ct. ED NY 2014), rejected her writ of error coram nobis under the All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651(a) on the ground that she did not prove her legal counsel rendered ineffective assist... read more.

  • June 20, 2014
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By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is lending its voice to the campaign for comprehensive immigration reform by urging Congress to pass such reform before it takes its annual August recess. "Our strength as a nation is drawn from our diversity and the unique talents of persons from around the world. Under our current immigration system, we weaken our country, not strengthen it. By not acting, we alienate a generation of young persons, who are the future leaders of our country. We are saying "we do not... read more.

  • June 19, 2014
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By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

A crush of unaccompanied children at border crossings across the southern border of the United States has prompted President Obama to order federal emergency authorities to respond to the developing humanitarian crisis. Children of undocumented aliens mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been found at border crossings.  Officials claim that over 47,017 children traveling without parents had been caught crossing the southwest border since October 1, 2013.The President tasked Craig F... read more.

  • June 18, 2014
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The Trump Administration formally announced its plan to put an end to the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that has allowed certain Nicaraguans to live and work in the United States.  TPS status is granted to eligible nationals of certain...

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SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE THE "SUCCEED ACT": DACA REPLACEMENT BILL

In response to President Trump's disbanding of the DACA program, two Republican Senators, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Tom Tillis of North Carolina, unveiled a proposed bill this week which is being touted as a "conservative" approach to protecting...

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MULTI-STATE DACA LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

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