ICE: Deferred Action Process

What is Deferred Action? Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not confer lawful status upon an individual. In addition, although an alien granted deferred action will not be considered to be accruing unlawful presence in the United States during…

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Report Regarding Highly Skilled Immigrants (H1-B Visas)

The American Immigration Law Foundation issued a link to a recent report regarding quotas on visas for highly skilled immigrants. Surprisingly, the annual number of such visas allowed in the United States is now only 65,000. The report discusses the impact that this quota has on the international competitiveness of the United States in the…

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Immigration Reform: President Bush

On January 23, 2007, President Bush gave his State of the Union speech last night. In his speech, he addressed the issue of immigration reform. His proposed policy includes the following aspects taken from the White House web site: To Secure Our Border, We Must Create A Temporary Worker Program America’s Immigration Problem Will Not…

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Immigration Reform

There is a consensus in the United States today that our immigration system is broken. The question is “What is required to fix it?” It is clear that more of the same will not work. There are an estimated 11 million undocumented persons living and working in the United States today. Smugglers, traffickers and criminals…

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