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Immigration Policy Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

August 16, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

USCIS has begun taking requests for deferred action from deportation for certain young people brought to the U.S. as children. Thousands turned out on the first day, and ultimately hundreds of thousands are expected to make a request. This update contains suggestions on how you can get involved.

Policy Update: New Information on Deferred Action

August 08, 2012 - Posted by Josh Breisblatt

The administration released additional details on its new deferred action policy. Updated resources on deferred action and an upcoming State of Play call

Immigration Policy Update: More Oversight Hearings; Support for Deferred Action in Congress

July 27, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

More immigration oversight hearings in Congress. Deferred action wins approval of Members of Congress. Sheriff Arpaio has his words fed back to him in court. Update on prosecutorial discretion.

Team USA—No Matter Where They Were Born

July 25, 2012 - Posted by Guest

Immigration Policy Update: Talk of Visa Reform; House Hearing Focuses on Deferred Action

July 20, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

In this issue: Visa legislation being discussed in Congress. A House DHS Oversight hearing allows opponents of the Administration’s focus on public safety threats to air their views. Sheriff Joe gets sued. Again. Advocates take another whack at Arizona’s SB 1070 “show me your papers” provision.

Immigration Policy Update: Secure Communities in Congress and Around the Country

July 13, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

In this issue: a House oversight hearing on ICE largely focused on Secure Communities and the 287(g) program. From the District of Columbia to the State of California, governments are trying to limit the impact of the Secure Communities program. Grand jury convened in Border Patrol abuse case. More….

Deferred Action Policy Gets Favorable Rating Among Voters

July 06, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The Administration’s announcement of deferred action for certain young persons without status has proven to be popular with the general public and especially with Latinos, if not with certain members of the House of Representatives.

Separated from a Detained or Deported Parent, Children Tell Stories of Anguish

July 02, 2012 - Posted by Guest

Court Strikes Down 3 Provisions of Arizona Law; Leaves “Papers Please” Provision for another Lawsuit

June 26, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The Supreme Court allowed the part of Arizona’s SB 1070 that is feared to encourage racial profiling to stand, for now, but warns the state that, depending on how it is implemented, the provision may be struck down later. Meanwhile, the Court ruled that three other provisions of the state law are preempted by federal law.

Immigration Policy Update for June 22, 2012: Immigration Policy Conversation Picks Up

June 22, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

A Human Face behind the Refugee Statistics

June 21, 2012 - Posted by Guest

A Reflection on World Refugee Day

June 20, 2012 - Posted by Guest

Immigration Policy Update: Relief for Dream-Eligible Young People; Reform Movement Grows

June 15, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Immigration Policy Update for June 1, 2012

June 01, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Update on DHS Appropriations. A weaker version of the DREAM Act is introduced in the House, and two border enforcement bills pass. The Forest Service is ordered not to use the Border Patrol for translation services when USDA’s civil rights office points out that “a policy that causes individuals to actually flee from the service being provided does not provide meaningful access” to that service.

Weigh in to Improve the Proposed Rule to Reduce Family Separation

May 24, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The public comment period ends June 1 on a USCIS proposed rule to make a change in the process for adjudicating waivers to inadmissibility due to unlawful presence. The proposed change in the process will reduce family separation, and it could go further to help families.

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