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GO VOTE: Election Day is Tomorrow, November 4, 2014!

GO VOTE: Election Day is Tomorrow, November 4, 2014!

With all the talk of the Republicans being poised to take control of the Senate, you may think you have a million other things to do more compelling than standing in line to vote 다운로드. And you could not be more WRONG!

Even if Republicans do win the Senate and control both houses of Congress after tomorrow, they will not gain enough seats to effectively pass legislation without Democratic support in the Senate since it requires 60 votes to invoke cloture and vote on legislation 다운로드. It also takes 66 votes to override any veto by President Obama. As a result, a minority Democrat party will still be in a position to defend the precious few but important gains achieved in the immigrant community, such as DACA 다운로드. While many vocal Republicans in the House and Senate have squawked about repealing or ending DACA, this will be impossible with the slim control they may have after tomorrow–provided the new Democrat minority stands up against them 맥용 오피스 무료.

But consider, what incentive will this new Democrat minority have to stand up and defend these important gains if our voices are not heard on Tuesday 건강손지압? If in the minority on Wednesday, the Democrats will be on the defensive on many many different fronts: Budget, Taxes, Appropriations, Keystone, etc. etc 비발디 브라우저. etc. The Democrat party, which has benefited greatly from the immigrant advocacy over the last decade, MUST know that we demand they stand up for our community and push back to preserve what immigration gains we have made 레나 마리아.

AND President Obama MUST now be willing to go big on administrative prosecutorial discretion relief 다운로드. With the Senate Democrats forming the firewall against any Republican push back, now is the time for Obama to bring the majority of undocumented immigrants, who are law abiding, productive, tax paying members of our communities, out of the shadows 이상한 나라의 앨리스 자막 다운로드!

Doing so will set the table and the standard against which any Republican effort at immigration reform will be judged (if indeed they even have the backbone to address the issue in the run up to 2016) 다운로드. Failure to do so will leave a huge indelible stain on any legacy Obama hopes to have!

I’ll see you tomorrow morning, bright and early!

 

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Immigration Reform Update: Napolitano Pushes for Broader Executive Action!

The Washington Post.  October 27, 2014.  1201 a.m 유튜브 연령 제한 다운로드.

The Washington Post this weekend reported that former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stated in an interview:

“If Congress refuses to act and perform its duties, then I think it’s appropriate for the executive to step in and use his authorities based on law . .  텔레 그램 pc 버전 다운로드. to take action in the immigration arena,’’ Napolitano, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney in Arizona, said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Post 다운로드.

She made her remarks to the Washington Post ahead of what the Post has reported will be a significant speech by her scheduled for Monday, October 27, 2014 to be delivered in Georgia.  The Post has further reported that she is expected to detail the heated debate that took place inside the Administration in 2012 when the Administration and Napolitano announced and implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA  is now considered to be largely successful, benefiting over 580,000 young immigrants to date.  It is expected that Napolitano will detail how she urged much broader action in 2012.  It is expected that she will likely push for broader action now 다운로드.

You can read the complete Washington Post Article by clicking here 다운로드.

Hopefully, Secretary Nepolitano’s interview this weekend and her speech on Monday is part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for a concerted push for expanded executive action once the November elections are over!  Stay tuned 삼성노트북 무선랜 드라이버 다운로드.

DACA Update and Things to Come?

Earlier this week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) published its updated performance statistics for the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The data is published through June 2014 and therefore covers almost a solid two years of data since DACA applications first could be filed in August 2012.  The performance data can be reviewed in its entirety here:

USCIS DACA Stats through to mid year 2014 다운로드.

Of some note, the data reflects that nearly 581,000 DACA approvals have been issued since August 2012.  Nearly 24,000 DACA denials have been issued during the same time period 윈도우10 익스플로러 11 다운로드.

While 581,000 may seem like a fairly large number indicating a successful program, this number actually falls significantly short of the nearly 937,000 immediately eligible individuals estimated at the announcement of the program in July 2012.  See the below analysis by Rob Paral prepared for the American Immigration Council / Immigration Policy Center 다운로드.

 7.31.2012 IPC Article on Who and Where the Dreamer DA Cases Are

In the meantime, The Hill newspaper reported yesterday that Obama is facing extreme pressure from immigration reform groups to move forward on an expanded prosecutorial discretion program – one which would benefit a much broader class of individuals.  Of course, the President is also facing fierce push back from the Republicans on the right X force 2014 download.

The Hill article quotes our own Professor Legomsky of Washington University School of Law who is back on the faculty after serving two years as Chief Counsel to USCIS then director, Mayorkas.  As Chief Counsel, Professor Legomsky was truly in the USCIS inner circle and had a significant hand in guiding the formulation of the USCIS Policy Memorandum that eventually resulted in the DACA program 다운로드.

The Hill article can be downloaded here:

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To understand the current debate over any expanded executive action which may or may not occur this year, it is very important to realize that what is being considered is purely an exercise of the President’s discretion to decide where and where not to expend the very limited resources appropriated by the Congress to enforce the immigration law 다운로드.

By the way, this discretion is actually a well established constitutionally protected prerogative of the Executive branch of the federal government rooted in the separation of powers doctrine 다운로드. On many past occasions, the Supreme Court has explained that if the Executive did not have the power of prosecutorial discretion, the Congress would be too easily enabled to move from writing the law into meddling with the enforcement of the law.  The constitution unequivocally delegates the power to write laws to Congress but the power to execute the law to the Executive 구글 지도 앱.

Since it is well established that there are in excess of 11 million undocumented individuals currently in the United States and the Congress only appropriates each year enough money to remove approximately 400,000 people a year (including removals of new arrivals at the boarder, not just folks already living in the interior United States), the President is left with no option but to prioritize where and how removal resources should be expended 다운로드.

Importantly, this reality we find ourselves in is entirely of the Congress’ own creation by its complete failure to address comprehensive immigration reform, the blind insistence by some Congressional members that immigration law be enforced to the maximum extent possible all coupled with the Congress’ refusal to budget anywhere near the money necessary to do so.  It’s a classic example the child stomping his feet and demanding to have all the goodies but not wanting to pay for them 다운로드.

Consequently, the President is left to a triage approach to immigration enforcement.  Under these conditions, it is simply common sense that the President must prioritize enforcement and focus the very limited enforcement resources available to him on the folks who pose the gravest threat to our communities such as those convicted of violent felony crimes.  Meanwhile, the undocumented immigrants technically subject to removal but who work, pay taxes, go to church, raise their children, cook our food, clean our houses, mow our yards (i.e. the VAST MAJORITY of the undocumented immigrants in our communities) will certainly end up being given a pass. Same old rule applies Congress, you get what you pay for.

The upshot to all this is that our communities will actually be better for it.

Stay tuned, Autumn will be interesting even after the elections.

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