The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, heard arguments on July 10 as to whether a preliminary injunction on the implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive actions to defer deportation and grant work authorization to certain undocumented individuals presently in the U.S. should be overturned. The programs were enjoined by

In his seventh State of the Union speech on January 20, 2015, President Barack Obama said that Congress cannot afford to be “refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix” and stated that he will veto any effort to roll back his executive order, announced last November, to provide relief to

On January 14, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 236-191 to overturn Obama’s Executive Action Policy that calls for deferred deportation of millions of immigrants currently in the United States. The underlying bill passed mostly on a party-line vote, with 10 Republicans voting against it and two Democrats voting in favor.

The House bill

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed and President Barack Obama signed the “Cromnibus” bill, approving a legislative budget to fund most government activities through September 2015 over criticism from some House Republicans that the bill did not block President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration (announced on November 20, 2014,  parts of which  will be effective

AUTHOR:  Robert Neale.

President Obama announced today that he will address the nation on Thursday evening, November 20, 2014, to announce the executive actions he will be taking on immigration reform. A follow up speech is scheduled for Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada, to provide additional details regarding his plan.

Advocates for immigration reform have

Speaking before the American public (and Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, and Mickey Mouse at Disney World), President Barrack Obama announced an expansion of the Global Entry program, including the easing of B1/B2 tourist processing times at consular posts around the globe, among other things.

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program

In President Obama’s May 10th speech at Chamizal National Memorial, at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, on the need for immigration reform in the United States, he included an outline of his proposal for comprehensive immigration reform and a plea for people to voice their support.

His proposal addressed three key employment-related areas. First