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Executive Action v. Congressional Inaction

President Obama's Immigration Speech. It's a good and bad thing.

"READER'S DIGEST" VERSION OF PRELIMINARY GUIDANCE ON DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS

The following provides a brief synopsis of the FAQ issued by USCIS regarding preliminary guidance for deferred action requests for childhood arrivals.  Final guidance is expected to be issued on August 14, 2012, however, Immigration is unusually specific with respect to its requirements so far.

 1.  Clarified that even those who are over the age of 30, but under the age of 31 will still…

Latest from USCIS re: "DREAM-ish" Act

USCIS today announced (pre-announced?) preliminary guidance on the process by which DREAM Act eligible applicants will apply for deferred action.  While the guidance is not yet final,…

Deferred Action Clarification on Education Requirements (rumor)

Another AILA attorney received confirmation from Al Franken's Office and DHS of the following clarification of the education requirements contained in the Napolitano Memorandum (re:  deferred action for DREAM Act eligible children).  The education requirement…

Will the Real Lamar Smith (R) Please Stand Up?

Congressman Lamar Smith (R) of Texas is certainly an anti-immigration hawk and not at all a fan of Obama's recent decision to exercise prosecutorial discretion and grant deferred action to certain non-criminal Dream Act eligible kids. Obama's prosecutorial discretion is inconsistent with the "rule…

Practice Advisory for Deferred Action

The Legal Action Center today released a Practice Advisory for Requesting Deferred Action pursuant to Obama's order that I have affectionally called,  "The Dream-Ish Act".  An important point to note is that, while it is not clear how strict DHS will adhere to the

Economic Benefits of Obama's Dream-Ish Act

Excellent analysis from the Immigration Policy Center.  For those fearful of a new wave of workers, just strive to be the best.  The best worker does not need the Government to help protect them by preventing otherwise young talented hard working…

It's Dreamy, but it's No Dream Act

On June 15th, President Obama took the bull by its horns and announced his administration's new policy of granting deferred action to certain Dream Act eligible children.  While there is certainly a "whole lotta" politics going on here, if truly implemented (and let's just see if it…