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What You Need to Know about the 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery

On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOC) began accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017). Also known as the Green Card Lottery, the program provides green cards to 50,000 randomly selected people from...

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Appeals Court Denies Challenge to Initial DACA

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has turned away a legal challenge to the initial 2012 DACA program. This lawsuit is entirely separate from the Texas lawsuit against the November 2014 expanded DACA and DAPA executive actions. However, it may have significant bearing...

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Uncertain Future for Obama’s Executive Immigration Actions

Yesterday's ruling by a federal district judge in south Texas temporarily delaying the implementation of the Obama Administration's new expanded deferred action for children (DACA) and deferred action for parents of U.S. citizen children (DAPA) was not unexpected:...

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Obama Close to Announcing Executive Actions on Immigration

As reported by the New York Times and Fox News, President Obama will announce his final plan on executive actions on immigration as early as next week. Still no firm details at this time, but the initial reports are that the plan may offer deferred action to...

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