|President Obama Waffles on Issuing His Promised Executive Order To Halt Deportations.
After an earlier promise to issue an administrative order at the end of this summer which would provide relief for persons and families risking deportation, the Obama administration announced early this month that an administrative order implementing immigration reform would wait until after the November midterm elections. Many Democratic candidates in tight races are concerned that a sweeping action to prevent the deportation of undocumented immigrants could negatively impact their races and return control of the Senate back to the Republicans. However there are still many arguments in favor of Obama stepping in, causing a divide among Democratic legislators, as well as Republicans, most of which do not approve of an executive order on this subject. To read about President Obama’s position and other arguments made for and against this action, check out these links:
Immigration courts are backlogged, but not for juvenile cases.
Immigration court backlogs extend to two to three years for a case to be heard by the shortage of immigration judges hired to hear nearly 400,000 waiting cases in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Miami, with half the cases in New York, California and Texas. Yet, judges are being rerouted to facilitating the “rocket docket” afforded to child arrivals to the United States, smuggled at a high price by the same gangs that forcibly recruit them and persecute them for resisting. To get a full list of wait times and back log trends follow this link: http://trac.syr.edu/whatsnew/email.140905.html
After his 2012 electoral success with Hispanic voters, President Obama takes his present stance before the Hispanic Caucus.
Immigrant and human rights activists are challenged to make sense of the President Obama’s stance with refugee women and children at the Border. Accordingly, President Obama will be explaining his position before the Hispanic Caucus this coming October 2, 2014. To read more about his, see the following link: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/218833-after-immigration-punt-obama-to-make-case-to-hispanic-caucus
Franchising Artesia- The wrongful imprisonment of refugee women and children comes to Karnes and Dilley, Texas
With President’s message that no visas await Central American Refugee children and woman upon arrival at the United States, expedited processing has been described by many immigration and human rights activists as a gross violation due process and international humanitarian law as adopted and incorporated into United States asylum and immigration law. A makeshift detention center rapidly constructed in the remote desert of Artesia, New Mexico is serving as a model for two more facilities in remote small Texas towns, Karnes and Dilley. The following links provide more information.
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Temporary Protected Status extended for Nationals of Sudan
Temporary protected status is provided to persons in the United States from nations undergoing national catastrophe or military upheaval, up designation by the US Sect. of Homeland Security that return of these persons will pose for them undue danger and would further destabilize an already unstable national circumstance. Due to ongoing conflict in Sudan, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Sudan for an additional 18 months. There will be a sixty day grace period where all eligible beneficiaries will need to re-register with USCIS. The Extension also allows the beneficiaries to apply for Employment Authorization Document, (EAD). To see affected dates please follow this link: