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  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus: Principles on Immigration Reform(553 KB - 11/28/2012)
    On 11/28/12 the Congressional Hispanic Caucus released a statement entitled: “One Nation: Principles on Immigration Reform and Our Commitment to the American Dream” outlining their priorities for any comprehensive immigration reform package.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112842.
  • Grassley and Smith Ask for Details on DACA Background Checks(864 KB - 10/4/2012)
    A 10/02/12 letter from Sen. Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Smith (R-TX) to Secretary Napolitano, requesting details about the background checks being conducted for DACA applicants.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100449.
  • Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to LGBT Individuals (9/28/2012)
    A letter signed by 54 Members of Congress requesting a written policy from Sec. Napolitano of her commitment to direct DHS personnel to consider LGBT family ties as a positive factor for the exercise of prosecutorial discretion and Sec. Napolitano’s letter in response.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092850.
  • Rep. Gutierrez Comments on Recent STEM Bills(534 KB - 9/25/2012)
    A 9/24/12 letter from Rep. Gutierrez on recently introduced STEM bills and encouraging support for providing a way for STEM graduates to acquire timely access to green cards.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092540.
  • Senate Republicans Question Determination of Public Charge(1296 KB - 8/7/2012)
    A 8/6/12 letter from four Republican Senators to Secretaries Napolitano and Clinton questioning DHS and DOS guidance on determination of “public charge” as an inadmissibility ground.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080752.
  • House Democrats Thank President Obama for Deferred Action Policy(1048 KB - 7/19/2012)
    A 7/18/12 letter from 104 House Democrats to President Obama expressing support and appreciation for DHS’ June announcement of a deferred action policy for certain undocumented youth.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071958.
  • Senator Grassley Lifts Hold on H.R. 3012(785 KB - 7/18/2012)
    On 07/11/12 Senators Grassley entered a statement into the Congressional Record announcing that he and Senator Schumer had reached an agreement on additional H-1B enforcement provisions and was therefore lifting his hold on H.R. 3012.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071861.
  • Rep. Smith States New Deferred Action Policy Incentivizes Fraud(818 KB - 7/3/2012)
    A 7/3/12 letter from Rep. Smith (R-TX) to ICE Director Morton expressing concern about fraud and requesting clarification regarding the deferred action policy for certain undocumented youth.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070347.
  • Grassley Wrongly Questions President’s Authority to Provide Limited Relief to DREAMers(1317 KB - 6/21/2012)
    A 06/19/12 letter from Senator Grassley (R-IA), and signed by 19 other Republican Senators, to President Obama requesting more information regarding the President’s initiative to offer deferred action to some undocumented youth. AILA Doc. No. 12062153.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062153.
  • Grassley Misstates OPT Rules; Calls for GAO Audit(1245 KB - 6/1/2012)
    A 5/31/12 letter from Senator Grassley (R-IA) to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, requesting a full investigation of the optional practical training program due to concerns regarding alleged abuse in the program and a lack of government control and oversight.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060148.
  • Letter from Representatives to Director Mayorkas on Creation of a E-Verify Review Process(1831 KB - 5/1/2012)
    A 5/1/12 letter from Rep. Roybal-Allard and 38 other representatives to USCIS Director Mayorkas calling for the creation of a review process that would allow workers to challenge E-Verify errors.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050147.
  • Dear Colleague Letters on E-Verify(235 KB - 3/21/2012)
    Four Dear Colleagues Letters from Congress Members detailing their opposition to mandatory E-Verify.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032167.
  • Grassley Letter Regarding "Specialized Knowledge" and the L-1B Visa(326 KB - 3/8/2012)
    Letter from Senator Grassley (R-IA) to USCIS Director Mayorkas, dated 3/7/12, urging him not to issue new guidance on the L-1B “specialized knowledge” standard.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030868.