Guest Blog By Lianne Holt-Jensen J.D.Candidate 2014 Seattle University School of Law The bipartisan Senate plan for immigration reform was announced on Monday, January 28th 2013. In response to this plan, President Obama has “praised the progress in the Senate, saying proposals so far were “very much in line” with his own principles, and he
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
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.
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
Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions about Obama’s new immigration policy. Some are under the impression that there is a new law granting legal status to undocumented immigrants. This is not the case. No new law has been enacted and anyone who tells you that they can get you a green card