Immigration Law Blog


No Immigration Executive Order on the Horizon

Recent delays in immigration law executive orders are putting a large number of undocumented skilled labor workers in danger of being deported to countries where they couldn’t support their children. President Barack Obama had been planning an executive order to change immigration law.

This order would have put to rest several arguments against allowing undocumented workers to remain in the US, but pressure from his fellow Democrats running in Republican states has put pause to his promises of Amnesty. The president has pushed his decision until after the elections, and now says he will make a reasonable order before the end of 2014. Continue reading “No Immigration Executive Order on the Horizon”

Obama Considering Ways to Increase Green Cards

President Barack Obama has been trying to mitigate the immigration issues facing Americans today, including many immigrants, both legal and illegal. He is trying to find a way to increase the number of annual green cards from 366,000 to nearly double that amount, drastically shortening wait times.

The president is looking to decrease the number of illegal immigrants by making it legal for more immigrants to come to America, with skilled workers and their families in the forefront. Continue reading “Obama Considering Ways to Increase Green Cards”

The Latest Somerville Immigration News  

Recently, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone signed an executive order that barred city police from detaining immigrants based on suspicion of living illegally in the area. Mayor Curtatone said that this move will help in making area communities secure and that it will also help the members of the community in living and working without any kind of fear. Some of the points to ponder from the signing of this executive order are: Continue reading “The Latest Somerville Immigration News  “

The Benefits of Immigration

Other than abortion, few other issues invite more contentious debate than immigration reform. Our two major political parties constantly spar over the implications of granting a path to citizenship for nearly 11 million or so undocumented aliens in our country, believing that to do so rewards illegal conduct and merely invites more people to break the law. Other arguments are that it gives more votes to Democrats and takes away skilled and unskilled labor jobs from American citizens. Continue reading “The Benefits of Immigration”

What is Marriage Fraud?

Many people want to get a Green Card in the US, and they go to great lengths to do so. This often includes getting into a sham marriage, or, as it is known in legal terms, committing marriage fraud. While it seems like an easy way to get a Green Card, it can land both parties in hot water, as USICS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) officials have ample experience to know which marriages are real and which are fraud. Some of the factors that indicate that a marriage might be fraud in the eyes of USICS are: Continue reading “What is Marriage Fraud?”

Boston Trust Act News

Living and working in the city of Boston has always been an issue for skilled immigrant labor, but with the reforms in immigration law, things are looking up for immigrants. Boston is set to become a part of a growing number of cities that have laws similar to the Trust Act. Under the Boston Trust Act, only the most dangerous criminals or immigrants with criminal records will be held in custody and deported. The new immigration law will have far reaching effects in making the community secure. Some of the benefits of the Boston Trust Act are: Continue reading “Boston Trust Act News”