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Deferred Action for Young, Illegal Immigrants [Podcast]

  Matt:  This is Matt Plessner for Lawyers.com Radio and we’ll be talking about “deferred actions for childhood arrivals” and how this affects you. We’re joined by attorney David Cox of CoxEsq from St. Louis, Missouri.   What Is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? David: Deferred action for childhood arrivals is the Obama Administration’s attempt to help children who were brought into the United States without any choice of their own because they were minors at the time and don’t …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Immigration Program Explodes After Obama Re-election

Now that President Barack Obama has been reelected, even more young immigrants are applying for reprieve under his administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. That’s because Obama and other Democrats have made it an important policy to give a break to undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney had vowed to kill the program, according to recent reports. Over 53,000 immigrants have been approved to stay in the United States another …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Non-Citizens in LGBT Marriages Avoid Deportation

Immigrants who are part of stable, same-sex couples in the United States will face a lower chance of deportation if the policies of the Department of Homeland Security and the Obama administration are actually written down. Immigration policy promoted by the Obama Administration would devote fewer resources to sniffing out immigrant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who are married to U.S. citizens. Now, prompted by Democratic lawmakers, DHS is being asked to put that policy into official regulations, …

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Posted 3 years ago in Internet Law by Mike Mintz  
New Law Will Let the Feds Monitor Your Email

A new pending law called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA) might make your email a matter of national security. The proposed legislation could include monitoring of your e-mails, filtering content and blocking access to sites. Critics of the proposed statute argue that it would let internet service providers monitor you for possible infringement of intellectual property, which might include downloading a TV show or watching it on a site like Hulu, posting pictures on Pinterest that …

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Posted 3 years ago in Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Softened Deportation Policy No Amnesty, Lawyers Warn

The Department of Homeland Security is shifting its resources away from low priority illegal immigration cases to concentrate on felons and foreigners posing national security risks, but immigration lawyers warn undocumented residents that the policy is no license to poke their necks out and announce their presence unnecessarily. Enforcement attorneys granted discretion to decide who to deport Immigration lawyers warn illegal immigrants to not approach authorities Record number of deportations last year   Not an Amnesty The new DHS policy, …

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