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The Changing Face of Marriage and Families in Immigration Law

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By William Shwayri – law intern at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates Lawmakers voted late Friday, June 24, 2011 to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples can wed, and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born. The same-sex marriage bill was […]

NSEERS Registration is Terminated

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In late April, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it was ending the NSEERS ( National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) which was a special registration process for male foreign nationals from certain countries who are over age 16 and who entered the US as non-immigrants prior to September 10, 2001.  This program was implemented […]

18-Month Extension and Re-designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

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This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is both extending the existing designation of Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from July 23, 2011 through January 22, 2013, and redesignating Haiti for TPS for 18 months, effective July 23, 2011 through January 22, 2013. The extension allows current eligible […]

The Colder Side of the “Arab Spring”

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By William Shwayri – law school intern at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates As the United States government and American people continue to support pro-democracy movements throughout the Middle East, there is a colder side of the “Arab Spring” that has largely been ignored by American policy makers – increasing violence towards the Middle East’s Christian […]

ICE announces employment authorization eligibility for certain Libyan students

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced special relief for certain F-1 Libyan students who have suffered severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Libya since February 2011. This relief applies only to students who were lawfully present in the United States in F-1 status on Feb. […]

An Earnings and Poverty Profile of US Immigrants

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Stories of upward and inter-generational mobility have long animated the popular narrative describing how immigrants and their children integrate into US society, with poverty and access to gainful employment being powerful forces shaping how immigrants fare once they arrive in the United States. From national and state data we find some interesting facts: Nationally, immigrant […]

Immigration Court Backlog Likely to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

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“As numerous witnesses testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the backlogs are likely to get worse before (or if) they get better. Juan Osuna, the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, noted that immigration judges’ burgeoning caseloads are “directly tied to annual increases in cases filed in the immigration courts by DHS.” […]

The “Business Death Penalty”

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By William Shwayri (law student Intern at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC) On May 26, in a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a controversial Arizonan immigration law that critics believe amounts to a “business death penalty.”  The Court’s decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting is part of the wider debate in the effort […]

Senate Proposes Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act

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On September 30, 2011, approximately 1,884 Liberian nationals who have been living in the United States will be at risk of removal if Congress or the President do not act. Since 1991, the United States has  provided safe haven to thousands of Liberians who sought protection a result of Liberia’s devastating civil war. Liberians have […]

End the Secure Communities Program

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From SIREN: It’s time to put S-Comm on ice. For Norma, for Isaura, for Maria, for all the survivors of domestic violence and innocent people swept up in this dragnet, it’s time for a freeze on the flawed and failed so-called “Secure Communities” mass deportation program. Last year we started to expose the damages and […]