Christie Ducks On Immigration

November 13, 2013

By Steve Benen courtesy of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), fresh off his landslide re-election victory, made the rounds on the Sunday shows, fielding a whole lot of questions about politics in interviews that seemed eager to ignore policy. But the four interviews were not a total loss for those interested in substance. […]


10 New Jersey City Mayors Sign on In Support of DREAM ACT

By Darryl Isherwood of The mayors of 10 New Jersey cities today released a letter in support of the Dream Act, which would allow students who entered the country illegally to receive in-state tuition and scholarships at state schools. The letter specifically backs the Senate version of the bill and is signed by the […]

Visa & Immigration Law Attorney

So When Is Immigration Reform Going to Take Place?

September 25, 2013

This is a question I receive often during the course of my law practice from clients and colleagues alike. Some believe that immigration reform is “on life support”. While others believe immigration reform has been sidetracked due to the current political climate and conflict in Syria. Although it is necessary that reform take place, it […]


Rand Paul: Boehner Will Be Overthrown If He Passes Senate Immigration Bill

September 15, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul warned House Speaker John Boehner that he must slam the door on House-Senate conference negotiations over immigration reform or he could be overthrown. “He has to hold the line. If he passes — if he allows something to pass out of conference that looks anything like the Senate bill, and it is […]


White House Says Immigration Reform Vote Not Until October

September 10, 2013

The Obama administration’s domestic policy director urged supporters of comprehensive immigration reform on Wednesday to do as the civil rights leaders of the 1960s did – not let opponents defeat them. Cecilia Muñoz, one of the most senior Latino officials in the White House, linked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. […]

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Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum for nine Mexican immigrants

August 11, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum requests for nine Mexican immigrants, including some who were living in the United States illegally but left and attempted to re-enter as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies. Christopher Bentley, a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said DHS ruled that the […]