President Obama Announces Broader Deferred Action Policy

On November 21, 2014, President Obama announced executive action on immigration. The action includes a number of facets, but among the most notable are measures to ease the deportation risks for certain individuals in the country illegally. President Obama announced Read More…

Homeland Security Adds Four Countries Whose Nationals Will be Eligible as Temporary Foreign Workers in the Coming Year

Four countries have been added to the list of participating countries in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs.  Nationals from Austria, Italy, Panama, and Thailand are now eligible to work under H-2A and H-2B classifications in the coming year. Under the Read More…

Is 2014 The Year For Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

A number of important indicators suggest that 2014 may be provide a unique opportunity to pass the comprehensive immigration reform that has thus far eluded U.S. lawmakers.  For example, Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Read More…

Leahy Immigration Amendment Withdrawn – For Now

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Senator Patrick Leahy withdrew his proposal to allow US citizens to petition for green cards for their same-sex spouses from the broad immigration bill (S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act) Read More…