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Republican Congressman Introduces Military Only DREAM Act Published: Jan 27, 2012 Republican Congressman David Rivera (25th District of Florida) has introduced a military only version of the DREAM Act. The legislation is tittled H.R. 3823: Adjusted Residency for Military Service Act, or ARMS Act, and provides a path to legalization for individuals without lawful immigration status that entered the United States as children. Congressman
In Campaign Mode Obama Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Published: Jan 25, 2012 In full-fledged campaign mode in his State of the Union address the Deporter-in-Chief once again dangled the immigration reform carrot. Here is the footage: Anyone buying it? As I have said before, where is the leadership? Why is this President unwilling to release a framework for immigration reform in order to garner public support? Don't permit the
Obama Administration Employs New Strategy to Combat Illegal Border Crossing Published: Jan 17, 2012 The Obama administration has introduced a new strategy for combating the flow of undocumented immigrants across our borders, and the strategy appears to be working. Fox News Latino reports that the Border Patrol office in Tucson, Arizona has created a "Consequence Delivery System" that ranks offenders on a sliding scale of 1 to 5 using 15 different
Another Same Sex Spouse Faces Deportation due to Defense of Marriage Act Published: Jan 13, 2012 The love story began in April 1990 at a birthday party, which the couple describes as "love at first sight." One worked at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the other a university student. This first meeting turned into a whirlwind romance spanning decades and two continents. The couple ultimate wed in California in 2008, and now have
Obama Administration Considering Pre-Adjudication of Hardship Waivers Prior to Departure Published: Jan 6, 2012 The New York Times has reported that the Obama administration is considering implementing a new policy that will provide for the pre-adjudication of hardship waivers for undocumented individuals inside the United States that are married to United States citizens. The details of the policy change have not been reported at this time, so I don't want to go
USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers Published: Jan 6, 2012 Introduction On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and children under certain circumstances while those family members go through the process of becoming legal immigrants to the United
Obama Administration Deports a 14-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Runaway Published: Jan 5, 2012 It has been reported that the Obama administration deported 14-year-old United States citizen runaway Jakadrien Turner to Columbia last April. Jakadrien doesn't speak Spanish. Image courtesy of Facebook. Jakadrien ran away from home in late 2010 when her parents were going thorugh a divorce. She was picked up by Houston Police who turned her over to ICE
TRAC Report: Only 8.3% of all Pending Deportation Cases Involve Criminal Aliens Published: Dec 30, 2011 Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration has issued another report finding that only 8.3% of all pending deportation proceedings involve immigrants with criminal convictions. TRAC also reports that by the end of September 2011, the number of pending deportation cases has reached record levels. There are now 297,551 pending deportation cases nationwide, and