June 27, 2013
- Senate Passes S.744 in Momentous Step Forward
Today, the Senate passed S. 744 with a vote of 68 to 32 in favor of immigration reform. In AILA's press release, newly-installed AILA President Doug Stump calls upon the House to "recognize that an incremental process will simply delay real reform." Read more about the vote, including who voted for and against it here, and watch AILA Director of Advocacy Greg Chen discuss what's next in this AILA Quicktake Video.
- Director Mayorkas Addresses Implications of DOMA Decision
In an exchange after his keynote speech at the AILA Annual Conference (AC), USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas indicated that since February 2011, when the Administration opined on the unconstitutionality of DOMA, USCIS has kept a list of all I-130 petitions filed by same-sex binational couples that were denied, and is now prepared to act accordingly. If you are attending AC but missed the speech, use one of your five free downloads to catch his remarks.
- DHS Secretary Napolitano's Statement on DOMA and Immigration Benefits
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano applauded the Supreme Court's decision holding that DOMA is unconstitutional and announced that DHS will work with federal partners, including the Department of Justice, to ensure immigration benefits for same-sex couples.
- Download the 2013 AC App!
If you have an iPhone, an Android smartphone, a Blackberry, or an iPad, download the 2013 AC App for all your onsite conference needs. The app includes live conference updates, maps, schedules, and so much more.
- Do You Need to Contact DOL on a Labor Certification Issue?
DOL provides a master list of Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) help desk e-mail addresses.
- Show off your Pro Bono Spirit in San Francisco!
AILA's Third Annual Pro Bono Clinic during AC will take place on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at the U.C. Hastings College of the Law. AILA issued a press release on the clinic. It's not too late to register!
- Why Immigration Lawyers Swear By Kurzban's Sourcebook
Cited in court rulings and by other immigration resources, Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook condenses the vast and sometimes conflicting scope of immigration law into one concise volume that is reliable and authoritative. Are you in San Francisco for AC? Attend the BYOQ session on Friday, June 28 at 12:15 pm to hear from Ira Kurzban and other AILA authors as they offer practical advice on a variety of topics.
- Washington Post: Immigration Passes Senate, Here's How It Passes House
In this article, The Washington Post lists three paths the Senate immigration reform bill, or something like it, could take in the House of Representatives. View more stories in AILA's daily immigration news clips here.
For complete coverage of the latest immigration updates, please visit AILA InfoNet's Recent Postings page.
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