Blog Posts in March, 2013

SCOTUS to Hear Prop 8 Today, DOMA Tomorrow

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hears oral argument on California’s Proposition 8 in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the first of two same-sex marriage cases scheduled for this ...
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Key Players and Plans in Immigration Reform

Will the storm clouds part for CIR? Trying to keep pace with the news on immigration reform is not easy. It's tough enough reading all of the articles and reports, not to mention following Twitter ...
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Recognizing Our Great Women: National Women’s History Month

Raise your hand if you didn't know that March is National Women's History Month. A week ago, I would have counted myself among the guilty, until my Twitter feed taught me otherwise. As the ...
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News: Alabama Allows Driver’s Licenses for Deferred Action; Illinois Allows for Undocumented Immigrants

ALABAMA I recently wrote about North Carolina’s controversial plan to issue driver’s licenses to deferred action recipients with the mark “No Lawful Status.” This week, Alabama ...
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Deferred Action and North Carolina's Driver's License Mark: The Scarlet Letter Redux

North Carolina’s controversial plan to mark driver's licenses issued to deferred action recipients was met with protests last week in Washington, D.C. Last month, North Carolina's ...
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Pathways to Citizenship: Reflections on a Client’s Naturalization

While this week in immigration news began with the launch of provisional waivers for unlawful presence, soon after, media outlets pounced on Jeb Bush for his flip-flop on immigration reform, namely ...
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The Start of Something: The Provisional Waiver

March 4, 2013 marks the first day that immigrant visa applicants can file provisional waivers for unlawful presence. Under the prior procedure, individuals had to leave the U.S. before applying for ...
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