Last night, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the federal government’s appeal of the preliminary injunction that has halted implementation of President Obama’s 2014 deferred action initiatives.
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The Highway Code is clear: All citizens have their share of responsibility to keep the balance traffic. But out of the pages of the Highway Code, drivers are always mentioned as the great villains in traffic, since they put their own lives and other’s lives at risk due to abuse and irresponsible behavior. But what [...]
Numerous pro bono attorneys are raising concerns that they are being locked out of Texas’ largest immigrant family detention centers. The reason for this lockout? The immigrant attorneys believe that mothers are being forced into signing their name to legal documentation without being allowed to consult with their counsel beforehand. Four immigration lawyers who work [...]
The Obama administration has scaled back deportations in a recent policy shift. A focused effort is being made to ensure that the United States’ 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can remain in this country- and the primary focus for targeted deportation efforts against illegal immigrants include: convicted criminals, terrorists and those whom have recently crossed the [...]
If you are reading this, then there is a strong likelihood that you or someone you love has become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. After having spent some time in the United States, they now wish to become a full fledged citizen. Once you have decided that you are ready to naturalize [...]
It took a bit longer than first expected but on May 19th the House gave Congressional approval on legislation that will broaden the authority of law enforcement for providing help to victims of human trafficking. The vote went through at an overwhelming 420 to 3. The vote from all 6 Louisiana members of the House [...]
H-1 B is a type of visa granted to workers from foreign lands, not to be confused with an immigrant visa. An H-1B helps United States businesses employ highly qualified foreign workers in certain areas including biotechnology, engineering, mathematics, medical, law and or physical sciences. All workers must have qualifications such as degrees and they [...]
On November 14, 2014, President Obama announced a series of initiatives to help combat illegal immigration issues. His goal was not to target families, but criminals; so he implemented the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability to protect undocumented parents of US citizens or Legal Residents under limitation. How Does DAPA Work DAPA was implemented by [...]
What is immigration reform? Everyone seems to be talking about it and everyone seems to have an opinion about it, but do you know what it really is? Before trying to understand what immigration reform entails, it’s important to understand the literal meaning of both terms. Immigration is the movement or relocation to a [...]
Senate Bill 744 – the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is a broad piece of legislation from Congress that paved the way into immigration reforms for immigrants into the U.S. Topics covered in the bill are far reaching. Border and enforcement agents to legal immigration reform are covered as well as [...]