For several years, advocates have pushed Congress to pass the Dream Act, which would provide permanent resident status to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children. However, Congress has repeatedly failed to pass the legislation. In frustration, President Obama announced a policy of “deferred action” for such immigrants. While better than nothing,…Details
What is the cost of doing nothing on immigration reform?
If an immigrant is convicted of a “crime involving moral turpitude” (CIMT), there are a number of negative repercussions for his immigration status. First, he is inadmissible to the United States, meaning that he may be denied entry if he leaves the country and tries to come back. He may be deportable, if he was…Details
The Texas Tribune reports that Comprehensive Immigration Reform is more than about building a border fence and creating a legalization program. There are less prominent, but still very important, other problems that reform could address. For example, the Tribune points to the backlog of cases in immigration courts around the country, which leads to cases…Details
U.S. entry and immigration adoption regulations are strictly enforced to protect foreign orphans from threat or harm. An experienced lawyer can explain the laws and common problems that occur with some intercountry adoptions procedures.Details