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Friday, August 31, 2012

Deportation Nation -

Deportation Nation -
from the article by Daniel Kanstrom: click the link to read the full article

IT would have taken a hard heart not to be moved this month as tens of thousands of “Dreamers” — young undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children — emerged from the shadows to apply for temporary work permits and deportation deferrals under a new policy by the Obama administration that has delighted immigrant advocates and enraged conservatives.
Though generous and humane, the policy represents only one side of the deportation story. Barack Obama has presided over a record increase in the number of removals, in many cases on legal grounds that offend our basic notions of fairness. These injustices predate him; they started in 1996, when immigration policy was changed in a draconian fashion so that noncitizens — including permanent legal residents — became vulnerable to deportation even for minor crimes committed years ago, with little regard for procedural rights or judicial discretion.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Customs & Border Protection looking to eliminate the form I-94

How could this possibly go wrong? I am generally in favor of less paperwork and streamlining administrative procedures. Getting rid of the I-94 card is a good idea (at least in theory) but it is a complicated issue to implement in real-life situations.

The I-94 form is often the best evidence a foreign national has to show that they are in the country legally and/or that they have permission to accept employment. The form I-94 is widely integrated into other government functions -- so it requires care in retiring it.

Illegal Immigrants Line Up for Deportation Deferrals -

Illegal Immigrants Line Up for Deportation Deferrals -

Click on the link above to see the NYT story on the first day of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) around the United States.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Immigration activists gear up for Aug. 15 opening of 2-year work permit process

Immigration activists gear up for Aug. 15 opening of 2-year work permit process

I haven't seen any published procedures for applying yet. DHS has listed the criteria for qualifying but not the mechanics of applying. There will likely be a form and a fee for this (in addition to the employment authorization document application and fee).