Comment: Reagan-Bush Executive Actions on Immigration
Business Insider points out that two of the three last GOP Presidents have used executive orders to extend relief from deportation to family members who were not covered by the Congressional Action.

Nearly three decades ago, there was barely a peep when Reagan and Bush used their authority to extend amnesty to the spouses and minor children of immigrants covered by the 1986 law. In 1986, Congress and Reagan enacted a sweeping overhaul that gave legal status to up to 3 million immigrants without authorization to be in the country, if they had come to the U.S. before 1982. Spouses and children who could not meet that test did not qualify, which incited protests that the new law was breaking up families. Early efforts in Congress to amend the law to cover family members failed. In 1987, Reagan's Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner announced that minor children of parents granted amnesty by the law would get protection from deportation… In a parallel to today, the Senate acted in 1989 to broaden legal status to families but the House never took up the bill. Through the INS, Bush advanced a new "family fairness" policy that put in place the Senate measure.
Today, Republican Party is under the influence of anti-immigration kool-aid peddled by its anti-immigrationist wing. We urge it to shake off this influence and embrace immigration. The party has forgotten the pro-immigration stance and actions of its own past Presidents, (and the broad coalitions they were able to build as a result to win the White House.) If the Republicans wish to see another GOP President in the White House, it is necessary for them to revert to the policies of the past GOP Presidents on immigration - let alone vilify President Obama for doing what their own Presidents did. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

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Focus: Removal For Experts
We are proud to announce the newest seminar series, "Consular Processing For Experts." The first session will take place this Thursday, November 20. The Discussion Leader is Jessica Mullins-Ta and other speakers for this series include Brigitte Hocking, Kenneth Rinzler, Laurie Snider, Alice Yardum-Hunter and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 20, 2014 - NIV Consular Processing Issues

  • Applying for visas based on an approved USCIS petition
  • Preparing the visa packet for other visas
    • Employment-based
    • Other visa types
  • Current related issues

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto and Calgary, CA - Egan LLP is currently seeking a Senior Attorney to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. Recognized as the #2 World's Most Attractive Employer and one of Canada's top employers, EY and Egan LLP continually strive to be a great place to work. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, owning managing a base of clients and as well as managing attorneys, paralegals and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, five or more years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings. EB-5 experience is a plus. To apply, please send your resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
November 19, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30pm (ET), Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will present a webinar on "A Detailed Look at the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Nationally and by State." During the Q&A portion of the webinar, the experts also will take questions on MPI’s recent estimates of the size of subgroups that could benefit under some of the publicly discussed scenarios for executive action. For more details and registration see here.

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