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Congress Misses the March 5 Deadline for DACA
March 7, 2018

After much deliberation, Congress was unable to meet the March 5 deadline to come up with a permanent status for DACA recipients. While DACA recipients are still able to renew their work authorization due to court decisions, the missed deadline is seen as a failure by ...

High-Skilled Visa Reform Proposed by Senator Orrin Hatch
February 20, 2018

On February 14, 2018, Senator Orrin Hatch introduced proposals to the high-skilled immigration visa process. The proposed amendments aim to make it easier for foreign workers to receive work visas by: Allowing individuals with US Master’s degrees to apply for H-1Bs free of the annual ...

Government Shutdown Ends; Countdown Begins Again with Immigration Push in the Senate
February 6, 2018

In last Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Trump urged Congress to turn the White House’s framework into a bill. President Trump emphasized the “Four Pillar” plan in his speech, including: increasing border security funding ($25 billion trust fund for the border wall system), limiting family-based ...

The Deadline for Congress to Act on DACA Moves Closer 
January 23, 2018

With the deadline to end DACA set for March 5, 2018, the urgency for Congress to step in is becoming increasingly necessary. However, it is unclear how concrete this deadline is since a federal judge has ruled that USCIS should accept renewal applications going forward. USCIS ...