Georgia’s “Show Me Your Papers” Law – Guest Blog

Guest Blog By Lianne Holt-Jensen J.D.Candidate 2014 Seattle University School of Law On December 15th, 2012, Georgia’s “show-me-your-papers” law was reinforced. This law gives law enforcement, in Georgia, the power to investigate the immigration status of suspects and to detain these suspects if they are believed to be undocumented residents. Police officers in Georgia have

Prosecutorial Discretion for Immigrants in Same-Sex Relationships – Guest Blog

Guest Blog By Lianne Holt-Jensen J.D.Candidate 2014 Seattle University School of Law On September 26th 2012, letters were distributed clarifying the guidelines used to apply the policy of prosecutorial discretion in cases of same-sex partners. Under prosecutorial discretion, immigrants, with no criminal records, in same-sex partnerships, have been allowed to remain in the United States.

USCIS Launches Online Immigration System, USCIS ELIS

Finally, US Citizenship and Immigration Service is entering the 21st century! USCIS has created a system to allow for online processing of certain USCIS forms. This will certainly help streamline the immigration process and hopefully cut down  processing time and costs! I look forward to using this system but I am sure that it will have