Immigration Reform Update

By | Global Immigration Blog | August 28, 2014
Immigration Reform Update

With comprehensive immigration reform legislation no longer a realistic possibility for the foreseeable future, the focus of advocates for reform has shifted to executive actions the President may take unilaterally to implement immigration policy changes.

House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisis

By | Global Immigration Blog | August 14, 2014
House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisis

House Republicans have passed a bill to suspend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program established by the Obama administration in 2012 that protects from deportation certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children and allows individuals to obtain employment authorization documents if certain conditions are met.

Technical Problems Continue for Passport and Visa Issuance As Department of State’s Database System Still Not Fully Operational

By | Immigration View | August 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), a system critical to visa issuance operations, is continuing to experience technical problems, which is limiting the State Department’s visa processing capacity.  As a result, are widespread delays in nonimmigrant visa issuance worldwide.