Tag Archives: Immigration Reform

President Obama to Use Executive Order to Grant Deferred Action Status to Undocumented

It has been reported from reliable White House source leak this week that President Obama will use executive order to waive or defer deportation of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.  The determination of who gets relief will depend on two large criteria: (1) whether the undocumented immigrant satisfies […]

Michelle Obama on Immigration: Top Priority

  Michelle Obama sounded off yesterday on immigration, while participating in the swearing-in of 50 new U.S. citizens. The First Lady of the United States participating to express her ongoing support for stalled efforts in Congress to overhaul United States immigration law. “Today, here in Washington, folks are still debating whether or not to fix […]

U.S. Border Officials Continue to Process Hundreds of Undocumented Children

United States Customs and Border officials will indefinitely continue processing hundreds of immigrant children from Central America, caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico to into Texas. The Obama Administration and immigration authorities have only provided few details about how they are dealing with the influx of immigrant children, but our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

No Immigration Reform Plans for GOP in June

The Republican-lead House of Representatives outlined their legislative priorities for June, which unfortunately did not include any topic on immigration. Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles obtained a memo dated Friday, June 6, 2014, from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) outlining the House’s legislation priorities for June. The legislation includes items such as […]

Obama Delays Immigration Efforts to Give GOP One Last Attempt for Reform

President Obama is holding off on a plan to ditch Congress and enact changes to United States deportation laws through the White House in hope of an immigration reform plan from the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. According to our U.S. immigration attorney in Los Angeles, the White House has decided to wait until after […]

House GOP Blocks Votes on Military Immigration Measure

May 21, 2014 – House Republican leaders blocked votes on any immigration legislation, again raising doubts about the prospects for election-year action on overhauling the nation’s laws. The Committee voted early Wednesday against votes on a measure offering U.S. Citizenship to immigrants who are here illegally and serve in the military. The Committee also rejected […]

President Obama Still Hoping Congress Can Pass Immigration Reform Before Midterm Elections

President Obama spoke during a meeting of law enforcement leaders from across the United States on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, to discuss immigration reform. Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles watched the speech and are happy to see President Obama and the Democrats continuing to put effort into fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. While speaking […]

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11 Ways Immigration Reform Helps the U.S. Economy

1. Reform would bring in more money than it costs in benefits While many critics of immigration reform argue against the cost of providing increased public benefits, analysts say high spending is not a likely consequence. A Congressional Budget analysis of George W. Bush’s 2007 immigration reform proposal found it would cost the U.S. government […]

Republican Leaders Hesitate on Immigration Reform

In the beginning of 2014 the prospects for finally passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill seemed bright. JCS Immigration Law Office and our team of Los Angeles immigration attorneys were confident that immigration reform would pass in 2014. Republican leaders released what they called their “Immigration Reform Standards” which included a piecemeal approach to reform; […]

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GOP House Leaders Release “Standards for Immigration Reform”

Yesterday, Republican leaders of the House released what they call standards of immigration reform, which echoes their current stand on approaching immigration reform while emphasizing border enforcement. This is the first bit of progress from GOP leaders in addressing the status of the current undocumented immigrant population. Our team of U.S. immigration attorneys in Los […]