Immigration Reform Bill – Key Provisions

April 18, 2013

A bipartisan group of Senators, known as the “Gang of Eight” introduced their immigration reform proposal, an 844-page document, on April 17. The Obama administration reacted positively to the news that the group introduced the bill and urged the Senate “to quickly move this bill forward” and pledged to “do whatever it takes to make…

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USCIS Begins Accepting Requests for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

August 17, 2012

ATTENTION:  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now accepts requests, effective immediately, for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. As previously reported on our blog, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced earlier this year that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may request, on…

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Obama Suspends Deportation of Eligible Young Undocumented Immigrants*

June 18, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama announced a new federal policy that will ease enforcement of immigration laws and allow an unprecedented number of undocumented immigrants to apply for work permits. The change in policy is estimated to affect as many as 800,000 immigrants nationwide, and just under 40,000 undocumented immigrants in North Carolina. Taking effect…

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DREAM Act Vote Delayed in U.S. Senate

December 9, 2010

Washington — Senate Democrats conceded Thursday they do not have the votes to pass the DREAM Act, a bill that would have offered a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children. Democrats voted to pull the measure from consideration, a move that jeopardizes the chances for passing the…

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