On November 6th, President Obama won a clear victory picking up all but one of the swing states; same-sex marriage was passed by voters in Washington State, Maine and Maryland; and Marijuana was decriminalized in Washington State and Colorado. In this blog post I will discuss briefly the implications of these results on the current
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.
By Lianne Holt-Jensen J.D.Candidate 2014 Seattle University School of Law On September 17th, 2012, Mitt Romney announced his platform to fix the “broken” immigration system. A part of his plan is to get rid of the diversity visa program in order to bring “families together”. On the surface this sounds like a great idea bringing
Pleased to find this informative animated video about U.S. Visas for Foreign Entrepreneurs created by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The video highlights the problems in the U.S. immigration system and the need for immigration reform when it comes to opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs. The U.S. economy depends on innovative and new ideas from talented individuals. However, its
Great video from the White House on Immigration.
Young SU law grad Andre Olivie fights for immigrants By Caitlin King | Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | The Spectator Andre Olivie graduated from the Seattle University School of Law last year. Olivie focuses on immigration, naturalization and asylum law… CLICK HERE
For many immigrants, the final step in the quest for the American Dream is to become an American citizen. Benefits of Being a United States Citizen Citizens have the right to vote, thus help to strengthen our democracy and lobby for their interests. Citizens can obtain a United States Passport, making travel much easier as