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Update on possible new immigration executive order

There is a 50% chance that President Obama grants deferred action to roughly 5,000,000 people in the next month or two.  It would be an executive order in the same format as Dream Act kids. In other words, he would designate a certain amount of people to receive deferred action and this would allow them to apply for employment authorization.  It is most likely that they will not receive a travel document.  It is still unknown of which people will be included in the 5 million.  If we had to make an estimated guess the people who will be included will be people who have been in the US for at least five years and not committed any felonies.  They also might be restricted to people who have either US citizen children, US citizen parents and/or US citizen brothers or sisters.  Once again this is just an educated guess who would be involved in the new executive order and we should find out if this will occur in September of 2014.  We will keep you updated as we get more information regarding the possible new law.

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Partial Immigration Reform is still an option Part 2

Representative Goodlatte’s option would have a better chance of passing as it would not need to be considered reforming the entire immigration laws in the United States.  In fact, a similar provision was previously used in 2002.  A bill was passed which basically stated that even if a person is illegal, but files an employment sponsorship application or family sponsorship application before April 30, 2001, they can receive legal status by showing proof of filing and completing the employment or family sponsorship requirements.  For the last 10 years, immigration lawyers would always ask their clients, “Did you file anything with Department of Labor or US CIS before April 30, 2001?”  If the answer was “yes” it would give the immigration attorney numerous options for getting permanent residency for their client.  So Representative Goodlatte’s proposal would just basically bringing back an old law that was passed in 2002.   It would appear less scary to the public than Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and may have a better chance of passing as the Republican Congress is wary of passing a huge confusing law.  They need to make sure that immigration reform cannot be compared to the huge Health Care Law.

New York City Immigration Lawyer Andrew P. Johnson has proposed legislation to Congress, and has been interviewed regarding immigration law by New York Times, CBS, and New York Daily News.

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Partial Immigration Reform is still an option Part 1

 

Remember, focus on the Republicans in the House of Representatives.  The only person in the House who really understand the intricacies of Immigration Law is Republican Representative Goodlatte.  He is a former immigration attorney, and was quoted regarding another option to help illegal aliens if the compressive immigration law does not get passed.

Goodatte stated that there may be an option that “would allow immigrants here illegally to obtain legal work status, and from there, they could use the existing routes to citizenship: marrying a U.S. citizen or getting sponsored by an employer or U.S.

Citizen relative. Such an approach would allow Republicans to deal with millions of people in the U.S. illegally without bestowing a so-called special path to citizenship as the Senate did — a concept that’s become toxic to many in the GOP.”

What he means is that employment based sponsorship is presently barred for any person out of legal status, and marrying a US citizen is not possible if a person has present deportation order or entered without inspection.  A law could be crafted that would allow these options available to illegal aliens while they get issued employment authorization.   The benefits of this option will be discussed in Part 2.

New York City Immigration Lawyer Andrew P. Johnson has proposed legislation to Congress, and has been interviewed regarding immigration law by New York Times, CBS, and New York Daily News.

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Is Immigration Reform Dead?

What can be done to revive the immigration reform law?   Option 1:  the Democrats will need to win the majority in the House and maintain the majority in the Senate in the 2014 elections.  Option 2: the Democrats can stop bargaining about Border Security.  There is section of American Public that is outraged how any person or party uses Border Security as bargaining chip.  This section of the American Public believes every American should want Border Security.  As long as the Republicans control the House, this part of the American Public will need to be partially satisfied with some Border Security effort.

Pro Immigrants groups will say that Republicans will never be satisfied about Border Security, and always ask for more.  In addition, Pro Immigrants groups believe that the claim by Republicans for more Border Security is just an excuse to not vote for Immigration Reform.  These arguments are partially true.  However, the Republican Party is split on Immigration.  Continue reading Is Immigration Reform Dead?

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Do the Democrats really want Immigration Reform?

That is a fair question.  The top concern the Republicans have was Border Security.  What did the Democrats do in the Senate?  They wrote an Immigration Reform Bill that was weak on Border Security.   Moreover, during this six month negotiating time period, the Administration could have continued building the Southern Border Fence that was signed into Law by George Bush in 2006, and increase security measures on the Southern Border.

Simply stated, the White House and Democrats showed no good faith and basically wanted the Republicans to trust the present Administration to implement the vague Border Security Language.  In addition, throughout the process, the White House and Democrats continually accused the Republicans of not caring about Latinos.

Not surprisingly, the Republicans did not agree to immigration reform.  Continue reading Do the Democrats really want Immigration Reform?

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Bad News for Immigration Reform

So the White House and Democrats have failed the 11 million immigrants they claim to care so much about. What could they have done differently?  Simple: show progress of Building the Fence that authorized and signed into law in 2006.

The 11 million illegal aliens do not care about open borders, if a secure Southern Border will get them some type legal status, ninety-nine percent of the illegal aliens would be begging for a Secure Southern Border.  Instead, the Democrats and White House game plan is to accuse the Republicans of hating Latinos.  It maybe good Politics, but it not going help a Republican held House to vote for Immigration Reform.

Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson announced in a joint statement Friday they were leaving the group of seven in the House that was going to propose a House version of Immigration Reform, saying they could not trust President Obama to enforce an immigration bill that might pass Congress. Continue reading Bad News for Immigration Reform

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Immigration Reform Bill in House: The Battle between the Conservatives verse moderate Republicans

 

 

 

The Battle lines are drawn in the House of Representatives, the moderate republicans are for comprehensive immigration reform and conservatives are requiring concrete security measures to be enacted before allowing illegal aliens some type of immigration status.  It appears that the moderate republicans are winning the argument in August.  There appears to already be 40-50 republicans in the House willing to join the Democrats to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Top republican leaders in the House:  Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, Speaker Boehner, and House Majority Whip Cantor appear to be on board for pushing through immigration reform.  Continue reading Immigration Reform Bill in House: The Battle between the Conservatives verse moderate Republicans

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Before the New Immigration Bill becomes Law, should a U.S. citizen file for her brother or sister under the FB-4 Category?

If the Senate Immigration Bill becomes law, it will eliminate the right for US Citizens to file for their Brother or Sister (FB-4 Category).  Many people are filing for the I-130 application immediately before the New Immigration Law is passed.

Continue reading Before the New Immigration Bill becomes Law, should a U.S. citizen file for her brother or sister under the FB-4 Category?

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Will the Immigration Bill be passed into the Law before 2014?

I would say the chances of the Bill passing into law before 2014 are 50/50.  To show my age, I’m quoting the Music Man, “Ya got trouble in River City.” In this case, “Ya got trouble in the House of Representatives.”   The House is different than the Senate and much more susceptible to public opinion.

Continue reading Will the Immigration Bill be passed into the Law before 2014?