Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in US Senate

On April 17, 2013, a group of senators introduced their long-awaited bill for comprehensive immigration reform that would overhaul the immigration system in the United States. The bill, officially titled "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act", was [...]

By | 2013-04-17T20:14:02+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Immigration|0 Comments

Immigration Bill Outline Published

On April 16, 2013, a bipartisan group of senators published the outline of their proposed immigration bill, titled “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013”.  The full bill is expected to be introduced later today. The [...]

By | 2013-04-16T21:49:27+00:00 April 16th, 2013|Immigration|0 Comments

Asylum Clock Update

Agreement Reached in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers On April 12, 2013, the plaintiffs in A.B.T. et al. v. USCIS, et al., represented by the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center (LAC), the Northwest [...]

By | 2013-04-16T19:56:22+00:00 April 16th, 2013|Immigration|0 Comments

USCIS Reaches FY 2014 H-1B Cap

For the first time since 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 within the first week of the filing period. USCIS has also received more [...]

By | 2013-04-08T20:36:56+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Immigration|0 Comments

Congress Passes VAWA Reauthorization

On February 28, 2013, the United States House of Representatives passed, 286-138, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), securing important protections for abused immigrants and other groups. The original Violence Against Women Act passed in [...]

By | 2013-03-10T03:10:20+00:00 March 10th, 2013|Immigration|0 Comments

Immigration Reform Moves Forward

Comprehensive immigration reform is a step closer to becoming reality as a Senate group introduced its immigration plan, followed by president Obama’s own immigration proposal. On January 28, 2013, a group of bipartisan senators formally unveiled their framework [...]

By | 2018-04-03T00:36:27+00:00 February 24th, 2013|Immigration|0 Comments