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Blog Posts in July, 2014

  • This week President Barack Obama has requested that the President of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez; Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, convene with him at the White House. The purpose of the meeting is to collaborate on the increased and rising number of migrant children crossing the US-Mexico border from Central America. Obama has deemed the migrant children ...
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  • The Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. - Mexico Border

    || 20-Jul-2014

    On July 8, 2014, President Barack Obama requested $3.7 billion dollars from the U.S. Congress in hopes of resolving the developing issue at the U.S - Mexico Border. Approximately 52,000 children have traveled to the United States from Central America and Mexico, since October 2013. The number of children coming to the U.S. is presumed to surpass 90,000 by the end of this year. Many children have ...
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  • Arizona Loses Another Immigration Battle

    || 19-Jul-2014

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that Arizona could not lawfully deny any unauthorized immigrant a driver's license. This ruling applies to unauthorized immigrants that have been protected by the federal government from deportation and given permission to work. This decision helps groups of college students, and military veterans who have approved background ...
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  • Attorney Courtney B. Noce spoke at the quarterly meeting for the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing & Supply Chain Council on July11th. Ms. Noce discussed immigration issues for manufacturing companies, including skills gap issues worsened by current visa availability. Ms. Noce focuses her practice on business, investment, and employment immigration. She heads the business ...
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  • Deportations of Central Americans Begin

    || 15-Jul-2014

    A group of children from Honduras were deported this week in one of the first flights carrying immigrants back to their native country since President Obama promised to speed up the processing and deportation of the undocumented immigrant juveniles. The juveniles were deported to San Pedro Sula, the city with the most murders in the entire world. The children who were deported were aged between 18 ...
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  • Will President Obama Use Executive Authority

    || 14-Jul-2014

    As the Republican led House of Representatives continues to block comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama has made it clear that he will use his executive authority to fix as much of the problem as he can by the end of this summer. Of course, this initiative will be opposed by the Republicans who will most likely add this issue to their law suit against President Obama for his use of ...
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  • Southern Border Crisis Overwhelms Immigration Courts

    || 13-Jul-2014

    It is a well-established fact that our immigration courts are facing a backlog of cases. In some instances, deportation hearings are scheduled for 2017 because the court dockets are so full. This was the case before the development regarding minors and unaccompanied minors streaming across or southern borders. The immigration court, falling under the Department of Justice, handle more than 375,000 ...
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