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Texas Judge Rules To Delay Implementation of Obama’s Executive Action

Immigration Reform

Federal Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville just ruled that the Obama Administration’s executive action on immigration reform programs, announced in November of 2014 and set to go into partial effect on February 18, must be...


Criminal Convictions, DACA, and DAPA: Who Qualifies and Who Doesn’t?

DACA, DAPA

On February 18, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting the first applications for the expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, which was initiated as a part of Obama’s November 20 announcement on Executive Action immigration reform.  The expanded DACA...


The Surprisingly Serious Repercussions of Voting in Federal Elections as a Noncitizen

Green Card, Licenses

Many people would probably be surprised to know that one of the most serious offenses a non-citizen can commit in terms of consequences to their lawful immigration status is to vote in an election in which they are not authorized. ...


Obama to Take Executive Action on Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

After years of anticipation and disappointment surrounding the government’s failure to take action on comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama is stepping up.  He’s scheduled to announce a new wave of administrative relief, similar to what he did for the “Dreamers” with...


New U Visa Options for Victims of Workplace Violations

U Visa

An exciting new avenue has just been expanded for undocumented individuals who have been victimized or otherwise mistreated by their employers.  The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a statement on its website indicating that the list of crimes it...