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New Obama Immigration Policy Goes Easier on Parents

On August 23, 2013, The Obama Administration released a memo giving greater leniency on parents who are in ICE detention. Specifically, the memo from John Sandweg, Acting Director of ICE, states that the goal of the guidance is to ensure … Continue reading

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Senate Agrees to Hear Debate on Immigration Bill

Last week the US Senate approved the motion to proceed with the Gang of 8 immigration bill.  There was overwhelming approval to move forward with meaningful immigration reform! In a vote of 84 yeas and 15 nays, the US Senate … Continue reading

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Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua and Honduras

Department of Homeland Security – USCIS has extended Temporary Protected Status  for Nicaragua and Honduras for 18 months from July 6, 2013 through January 5, 2015. Immigrants that currently have TPS can re-register to extend their status. Also, employment authorization cards … Continue reading

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President Obama to Outline Path to Citizenship

Obama to Announce Immigration Plan January 29, 2013 – President Obama is set to announce an immigration plan today that will outline how many undocumented immigrants can seek citizenship. The path to citizenship is an important issue among both Democrats … Continue reading

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Obama DREAM Act Requirements – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DREAM Act Lite On June 15, 2012, President Barak Obama and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain people who came to the United States as children could get a work permit. This process … Continue reading

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I-601 Waiver Stateside

UPDATE: JANUARY 2, 2013 – Immediate relatives who are in the process of obtaining a visa can now apply for a provisional waiver here in the states (I-601A)! This applies to all foreign nationals, not just Mexicans! The final process will be … Continue reading

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