Comment: Top Links for December 2014
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Article: Five Things to Know About Deportation Relief for Some Immigrant Parents. By Patrick Taurel

Article: Top Five Immigration Stories of 2014. By Immigration Policy Center

Blogging: Will the H-1B Cap Be Raised this Year? By Carl Shusterman

News: DHS Notice of Extension of Employment Authorization for Syrian F-1 Students

News: DHS Notice of Extension and Re-designation of Syria for TPS

Focus: Waivers of Inadmissibility
The third and final session of the seminar series, "Consular Processing For Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, January 8, 2015. The Discussion Leader will be Jessica Mullins-Ta and other speakers for this series include Noah Klug, Jake Lipman, Kenneth Rinzler, Laurie Snider, Alice Yardum-Hunter and Cheryl Williams. The curriculum is as follows:

Third Phone Session on Thursday, January 8th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time): Waivers of Inadmissibility

  • General overview
  • NIV Waivers
  • IV Waivers
  • Current related issues

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Miss the first two sessions? Don't worry - we'll send you recordings. The registration deadline for this final session is January 6th at 11:59pm. Don't delay, act today!

Headline: Growing wave of immigrants reaching U.S. via the Caribbean, and not just from Cuba Click here
Headline: Archbishop Wenski calls for Congress to pass immigration reform Click here
Headline: A Reversal of Fortunes for the GOP As The New Congress Begins Click here
Headline: Does Immigration Harm Working Americans? Click here
Headline: Immigration reform: Forever stuck in limbo Click here
Headline: Republicans Say They'll Act Fast to Push Agenda Click here
Headline: Calendar pols: A guide to 2015's key dates Click here

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
January 8th, 2015, 4pm - 5pm (ET), The National Partnership for New Americans will present a free webinar on "Reducing Barriers to Citizenship: New Research and the Need for a Partial Fee Waiver." Center for American Progress Policy Analyst Patrick Oakford will be presenting, along with Dr. Manuel Pastor (Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California), Melissa Rodgers (New Americans Campaign, Immigrant Legal Resource Center), and Joshua Hoyt (National Partnership for New Americans, NPNA). The registration deadline is January 7th, 2015. For more information contact or 202.741.6258. To register click here.

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