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The Future Woes of Executive Orders in the Immigration Context

President Obama on multiple occasions throughout his Presidency attempted to unilaterally pursue positive change in the immigration context through executive orders as allowed by the Constitution. These written directives are issued to achieve certain measures by executive branch officials and agencies without approval by Congress or other legislative bodies. Certainly, the most prominent and widely known executive order was for Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. While not technically a law or published statute, DACA allowed United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue employment authorization and a promise of deportation protection to over 741,546 previously...

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On the Other Side: Leaving the U.S. When You Have No Right to Re-enter

U.S. Immigration Lawyer in Atlanta helps provide guidance on traveling abroad. For more information call for a free consulation with an Immigration attorney today.

The recent expansion of the provisional waiver rule has gotten a lot of attention from practicing immigration attorneys because it greatly expanded the categories of eligible individuals who can now apply for a state-side waiver to cure their unlawful presence. Meaning, an individual now with an employment-based petition or any family preference category who demonstrates extreme hardship to a qualifying U.S. citizen can seek a provisional determination from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that the re-entry bar that they will trigger upon exiting is essentially “waived” before they actually leave the U.S....

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