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Prosecutorial Discretion – Does the “New” Morton Memo Change Anything?

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In an effort to reform the Secure Communities Program, John Morton, the Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a memorandum on June 17, 2011 allowing for an increase in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion from ICE officials.  The Secure Communities program which was established in 2008 currently exists in over 1400 […]

World Refugee Day – June 20, 2011

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By Jae Won Kim – Intern at BOILA PC In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 55/76 which established June 20 as World Refugee Day.  The passage of this resolution was significant as it occurred on the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. The United Nations Commissioner […]

New Changing Trends of Immigration

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The Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics and the Congressional Research Service have released new studies highlighting important numbers and demographic trends in Immigration to the United States. Full details of the studies are available at: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ois_ill_pe_2010.pdf http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/lpr_fr_2010.pdf, and http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41753.pdf. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics – Estimates of the Unauthorized […]

The Legal Workforce Act – The latest debate over E-Verify

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On Tuesday, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), proposed the Legal Workforce Act (HR 2164).  The bill would make it mandatory for nearly all businesses in the United States to verify the status of new workers through a government electronic database known as E-Verify.  If it becomes law, employers with […]