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Our Immigration Policy Shouldn’t be Left to Chance

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Summer is here, and most business immigration practitioners are breathing a sigh a relief that the H-1B season is over. At the same, however, many are scrambling to find a visa alternative for employers whose H-1B petitions were not chosen. (more…)

Immigration Reform: Where are we today?

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On April 18, 2016, the United States Supreme Court will be on the verge of deciding an immigration case that could not only have a profound effect on our immigration policy but on the limits of a president’s powers, as well. (more…)

Breaking News: SCOTUS to Hear DOJ’s Appeal of the Fifth Circuit’s Decision in State of Texas v. U.S.

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal of the Fifth Circuit’s 2-1 ruling upholding the preliminary injunction issued against President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. (more…)

Fifth Circuit Ruling Upholds Injunction Against the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

In a 2-1 ruling, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on the grounds that the lawsuit filed by a coalition of 26 states opposing the implementation of the President’s Executive Actions was likely to succeed at trial. See State of Texas v. U.S., No. 15-40238 (5th Cir. Nov. 9 2015). (more…)

Texas Denies Immigrant Children Their U.S. Citizenship

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Birthright citizenship is a hotly debated topic. The United States and Canada are one of the few nations that automatically grant citizenship so expansively to children born within their borders. Anyone born in the U.S. is considered an American citizen regardless of whether the parents are U.S. citizens, legal residents, temporary visitors, or illegal immigrants in the U.S.   (more…)