#ExecutiveAction: A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

There is rejoicing around the country this week fresh on the heels of President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration.  The announcement comes after years of advocacy from all walks of life- from individuals to advocacy organizations.  Immigration executive action is the biggest thing to have happened in decades and the nation (mostly) is[…]

Reflecting on Immigration #executiveaction

It has been a busy few days of sharing my thoughts on immigration changes. Here are some links to pull them together: Pre-executive action announcement: Seattle Globalist An easy fix for Obama to ease immigration backlog ILW http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3708-Article-Immigrant-Entrepreneurs-Must-be-Included-in-Immigration-Executive-Action-By-Tahmina-Watson CNN http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/20/smallbusiness/immigration-reform-walkup/index.html Post-Announcement: CNN http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/21/smallbusiness/immigration-reform-parole-status/index.html NPR (Washington state local KUOW) http://kuow.org/post/visas-put-careers-hold-tech-wives Geekwire What President Obama’s immigration announcement[…]

#ExecutiveAction: #DACA Expansion

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA was revised through President Obama’s executive action last week.  Previously, a DACA applicant must have arrived in the US by June 2007 and must have been no more than 31 years old. Those provisions have been revised. So, who can apply now? All previous DACA requirements stand: The adjusted[…]

Immigration #ExecutiveAction: Deferred Action for Parents

Through Executive Action, President Obama will confer deferred action to undocumented parents of US citizens and Green Card holders. Who will qualify: 1. If you have a child that is a US citizen or a green card holder. 2. If you have been in the US since January 1st, 2010. The government will provide guidance[…]