After a tumultuous, difficult year in 2017 with respect to immigration and border issues, attorneys from the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) shared their thoughts on what employers can expect in 2018. Below is a summary of their responses and reports from the field.
Where Things Stand Now
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WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) OCTOBER 10, 2017 The U.S. Senate confirmed Lee Francis Cissna as director of the USCIS on October 5, 2017. The vote was 55-43 in favor of Cissna’s confirmation.
Cissna, a lawyer from Maryland, most recently helped write the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2015 —… Read the rest
The attorneys of Parker Butte & Lane (PBL), all members of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision in United States v. Texas
, the case considering Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and… Read the rest
May marked the end of the 19th annual American Immigration Counsel’s Celebrate America Creative Writing competition. Fifth grade students around the country discuss their personal or family immigration histories or write about broader issues facing immigrants in our country using the theme, “Why I am Glad America is a Nation… Read the rest
From Part 4 of this blog, I had passed my “interview” with immigration in Cancun and was told my Mexican “green card” would be arriving within 10 business days. Having received nothing in the mail, electronic or otherwise, after a month we decided to go back to Cancun and inquire… Read the rest
My first blog ended up with our exiting the immigration office in Cancun with the instructions on how to file my Mexican residency application in hand. The form itself was to be completed online and technically it was called a Cambio de condición de estancia a residente temporal por vínculo
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The topic that dominated the news last week was pressure received by the Obama administration regarding the New Year’s weekend ICE raids that targeted Central American immigrants, and continued plans to remove those with denied asylum claims back to the dangerous conditions in their countries of origin.
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On August 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court issued a decision in Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. USDHS
, seeking to terminate the STEM OPT extension rule unless the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) properly implements a new STEM OPT extension rule by February 12, 2016. Following the… Read the rest
Attorneys – in their relationaships with their clients – are governed by a complicated set of rules generally called the Code of Professional Responsibility. This Code contains many common sense rules: attorneys have to diligently work on their clients’ cases, they have to keep their clients’ secrets (most of the… Read the rest
President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration reform continue to generate political battles and mixed emotions of hope and disillusionment among immigrant communities. Here is an update of the current state of affairs on this dynamic issue.
On November 20 of last year, President Obama announced a number of steps… Read the rest