06 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Last Chance to Complete DACA Survey, (Open Even To Those Who Have Not Applied)

If you qualify, or know someone else who does, please take part in this historic study of undocumented young people by completing this survey. To qualify for the survey, you must: 1) Currently live in the United States, but have been born in another country; 2) Are between the ages of 18-32; 3) Are not […]

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10 December 2013 ~ 61 Comments

Mayorkas v. Cuellar De Osorio: From the Frontlines of the Supreme Court

A major storm was supposed to take over the District of Columbia today. While the federal and District government closed down in anticipation of bad weather, I trudged along to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Mayorkas v. de Osorio, an issue that has defined most of my existence in the United […]

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23 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Whither Immigration Reform?

Lets get this out of the way: Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), with a pathway to citizenship, is dead for 2013. Many of our friends working hard on Capitol Hill insist that immigration reform talks are moving forward despite the death of the House “Gang of 7” lawmakers who were supposedly working on a bill. I […]

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19 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

When the U.S. Government Says “Oops We Are Sorry, We Do Not Wish to Deport You”

I’ve had an interesting few weeks. On November 6, the DHS counsel in San Francisco filed a motion to dismiss removal proceedings in my case and told me to apply to the USCIS under de Osorio v. Mayorkas. That sounded like a fair request until DHS also filed a motion to stay the issuance of […]

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