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Special Provisions for Immigrant Youth: A Model State Statute

With Congress, the Executive Branch, and the federal judiciary at odds over how to mend the country’s broken immigration system, now more than ever is the time to promote positive changes in state legislation for immigrants. A working group composed of law students and experts in immigration and family law formed to develop model statutory language aimed at promoting uniformity across jurisdictions as well as the right of all SIJS-eligible immigrant children to access their respective state court systems.

ILRC Vows to Keep Pushing Congress for Immigration Reform Because Executive Action Does Not Go Far Enough

President Obama today announced an Executive Action providing for protection against deportation and work permits, which may benefit almost five million immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens. While the program will benefit many American families, millions more will not be eligible, underscoring the need for Congress to act on pragmatic immigration reforms.

New Podcast: Legal Update on CSPA - Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio

In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the CSPA does not protect all derivative children of family-based immigrant visa applicants equally when they “age-out” of derivative status. Instead, the only derivative children who will be able to recapture the priority date of their parent’s I-130 family visa petition if they “age-out” are derivative beneficiaries under the second preference category for spouses and children of LPRs.