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Immigration Updates

Forum Statement for Record on Hearing Concern Port of Entry Modernization

July 28, 2014 - Posted by Mario Moreno

Policy Update: Immigration Reform Still Alive in Congress

June 24, 2014 - Posted by Jacinta Ma

In this bulletin: more polling data, and the lackluster performance of anti-reform primary challengers, reinforce the political case for immigration reform this year. Plus: unaccompanied minors crossing the border; Workforce Investment Act on the verge of an overhaul; DACA renewals begin; the status of appropriations and more.

A Mass on the Border for the Thousands Who’ve Died Crossing

March 31, 2014 - Posted by Mario Moreno

Policy Update: With Reform Stuck in the House, Pressure Increases on the President

March 28, 2014 - Posted by Josh Breisblatt

In this issue: an analysis of the likelihood of presidential action on deportations in light of continued congressional inaction; House Republicans vote to limit presidential discretion; House Democrats file discharge petition for immigration reform bill; House bills would authorize CBP, ICE; new acting head of ICE named; and more.

Policy Update: Immigration Bill Debate Begins in Senate

April 24, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Eight members of the House of Representatives write about Immigration Reform

March 13, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

Immigration Policy Update for January 15, 2013

January 15, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Committee assignments for the 113th Congress. Napolitano, Holder, will stick with the administration into the second term. Immigration reform expected to be considered early in this session of Congress. USCIS finalizes family unity rule. Report catalogues immigration enforcement progress. Another removal annual record broken. ICE terminates 287(g) Task Model agreements.

Immigration Policy Update for October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Border Patrol use of lethal force under scrutiny. IG notes improvements in 287(g) implementation. Poll shows support for Maryland in-state tuition measure. LA considering ID cards for undocumented immigrants. Appeals Court suspends all immigration cases. Supreme Court to hear arguments in deportation case. Colorado purges suspected non-citizens from voter rolls.

Immigration Policy Update: The Political Season

September 14, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

In this issue: Silly hearings in the political season | Congress moves to pass six-month temporary spending bill | Voice of moderation grows in Arizona | Latest enforcement statistics show record border enforcement | Unacceptable costs of Operation Streamline | Another Border Patrol shooting leads to death on the border

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.

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

June 22, 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.

Immigration Policy Update for May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

House vote to weaken Violence Against Women Act. Homeland Security spending bill moving through House, Senate. Government watchdog overwhelmed by CBP, ICE misconduct cases. Alabama Governor signs another anti-immigrant immigration bill. Sen. Rubio finally introduces a bill, just not the one he’s been talking about.

Immigration Policy Update for April 19, 2012

April 19, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The Supreme Court will hear the Government’s case against Arizona’s SB 1070. Anti-immigrant laws spur motivation for citizenship applications. Child tax credit for some low-income workers may be sacrificed in House Republican budget cuts. Senate holds hearing on racial profiling.

Immigration Policy Update for April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Family Unity Waiver Process proposed rule now open for public comment. Congressman Lamar Smith has strange holiday fantasies. Prosecutorial discretion review expanding to seven additional immigration courts. Supreme Court strikes another blow at retroactive application of laws. Justice Department cuts negotiations with Sheriff Joe. Syrians get TPS.

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