Thoughts On The Federal District Court Ruling Against Executive Action

The party¬†over executive action seems to have fizzled out even before it started. As expected, late Monday, February 16, Judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary injunction against the implementation of two parts of President Obama Administration‚Äôs executive actions on prosecutorial Read More …

Executive Action on Immigration: Good, Bad, and Ugly

I went to bed last night mentally doing a checklist of everyone I know who qualifies and does not qualify under the President’s immigration action. As a community advocate and formerly undocumented immigrant, the word that most aptly describes last Read More …

The 15-Year Prison Sentence Is Over

The statute of limitations on being undocumented is over. As of August 1, 2014, I am a lawful permanent resident of the United States. The actual process was easy, but that is probably because I’m an attorney. Last December, we Read More …

Obama Issues A Gag Order On “Stop the Deportation” Campaigns

The Obama Administration is reportedly calling on Congressional members to stop making calls on behalf of stopping the deportations of certain immigrants from the country. It’s a gag order as a response to increasing pressure from several immigrant advocacy groups Read More …

USCIS Grants De-Facto Deferred Action For Same-Sex Bi-National Couples

Update: USCIS is no longer going to deny green card applications (I-130s) filed by married same-sex binational couples. They will hold them in abeyance till a decision can be reached on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Not that holding Read More …