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Mr. Obama’s reference to “immigration rights” suggests executive action is imminent

Mr. Obama’s reference to “immigration rights” suggests executive action is imminent

The President’s Labor Day inclusion of “Immigration Rights” with the epic struggles of American democracy–civil rights, women’s rights, voting rights, gay rights and workers’ rights–suggests Mr. Obama sees the struggle for immigration reform as an historic movement not tied to party or politics but inherent to the American democratic experience.

Notice the President used the term “immigration…

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Mr. Obama’s reference to “immigration rights” suggests executive action is imminent

Mr. Obama’s reference to “immigration rights” suggests executive action is imminent

The President’s Labor Day inclusion of “Immigration Rights” with the epic struggles of American democracy–civil rights, women’s rights, voting rights, gay rights and workers’ rights–suggests Mr. Obama sees the struggle for immigration reform as an historic movement not tied to party or politics but inherent to the American democratic experience.

Notice the President used the term “immigration…

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Obama Plugs ‘Immigration Rights’ in Labor Day Address

The President’s inclusion of “Immigration Rights” with the epic struggles of American democracy—civil rights, women’s rights, voting rights, gay rights and workers’ rights—suggests Mr.

Obama Plugs ‘Immigration Rights’ in Labor Day Address

The President’s inclusion of “Immigration Rights” with the epic struggles of American democracy—civil rights, women’s rights, voting rights, gay rights and workers’ rights—suggests Mr.

Media Advisory: #Immigration Law Experts to Discuss Options for Administrative Relief and Executive Action

Media Advisory: #Immigration Law Experts to Discuss Options for Administrative Relief and Executive Action

*** MEDIA ADVISORY***

TUESDAY: Immigration Law Experts to Discuss Options for Administrative Relief and Executive Action

(Washington, DC) – Experts on immigration law will discuss the legality of potential administrative relief and executive action for American families and businesses on a reporter conference call on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Law professors and authorities…

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6th Circuit Appeals Court rules that employers must pay H-1B visa costs; not as clear on physican waivers

6th Circuit Appeals Court rules that employers must pay H-1B visa costs; not as clear on physican waivers

By Heather Drabek Prendergast

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its decision in Kutty v. DOL, No. 11–6120 (6th Cir. 08/20/2014) and affirmed the lower court’s ruling, which held the employer liable for the costs of obtaining H-1B visas an J-1 waivers (under the Conrad 30 program). 

The Sixth Circuit found that the Administrative Review Board’s (“ARB”) determination…

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Now that the House has folded up its circus tent and gone home for summer, it’s clear that if President Obama wants immigration changes, he’ll have to make them on his own. Fortunately, the President has wide authority to do so. Here are five things the President can do today, without Congress, to protect families, promote growth, and rewrite his legacy.

.@americasvoice: Two Key Points Regarding #Immigration Executive Action

.@americasvoice: Two Key Points Regarding #Immigration Executive Action

For Immediate Release:                                             Contact: Michael Earls

August 12, 2014                                                                                202-494-8555

Two Key Points Regarding Immigration Executive Action

Opposing Legislative Reform and Executive Action Perpetuates Immigration Status Quo;

Former AILA President David Leopold Explains Why Executive…

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Obama well within his authority on deportations

Obama well within his authority on deportations

Originally posted on The Hill Congress Blog

With the House GOP’s refusal to take up immigration reform legislation, the debate has shifted to the extent to which President Obama can act on his own to make the immigration law work better until Congress provides a permanent solution.

Among the administrative actions rumored to be under consideration is the expansion of DACA—the deportation deferral…

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Obama’s Imperial Presidency? Ctd

Obama’s Imperial Presidency? Ctd

David Leopold:

NYT’s Ross Douthat fears an imminent Obama power grab on immigration. In response, Greg Sargent talks to experts about the limits of executive power.

Originally posted on The Dish:

Douthat fears an imminent Obama power grab on immigration. In response, Greg Sargent talksto experts about the limits of executive power. Here’s an important point by attorney David Leopold, “former…

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