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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: Conservatives gather in Washington to Press for Immigration Reform

December 14, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Conservatives raise their voices on the need for immigration reform. Lame immigration proposals in the lame duck. Reform conversations begin on the Hill. White House promises Obama will be “all in” on immigration reform next year. DREAMers vow to fight for broad reform that will help their parents.

Voices of the New Consensus

December 04, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Policy Update: Immigration Reform takes Center Stage

November 16, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Prospects for immigration reform are looking up in the next Congress. Republicans realize they must put immigration reform behind them to increase their attractiveness to Latino voters. In other news, the LA City Council votes for an ID Card. South Carolina “show me your papers” law goes into effect.

Policy Update: Obama Boosted to Second Term by America’s Changing Demographics

November 08, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The number one topic after the election was the failure of Republicans to attract Latinos, Asians, and African American votes—the fastest-growing part of the electorate. These voters went for President Obama by very large margins. Congress now returns to Washington for a lame duck session.

The Midwest Summit: Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America

October 09, 2012 - Posted by Communications Intern

The Do-Nothing Congress Heads Home

September 27, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

In this Issue: With its approval in the single digits, Congress heads home early. STEM bill fails in the House. North Carolina Sheriff found to discriminate against Latinos. Show-me-your-papers goes into effect in Arizona. Haitian TPS extended. Immigration functions will lose millions over the fiscal cliff. More.

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 for September 7, 2012

September 07, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

In this issue: District Judge lifts injunction on show-me-your-papers in Arizona; states react to DACA; administration says DACA recipients ineligible for health care; immigrant integration conference in Baltimore; Democratic platform positive on immigration; Russell Pearce comeback aborted by voters; Rep. Smith argues sub-agency credit for removals, and who really cares?

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

June 22, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

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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