Obama Administration

  • Trump’s New Executive Order

    … that can’t meet that standard will be placed on a permanent blacklist, which will replace the 90-day one. Refugees will also be subject to those higher standards, and the US will accept only 50,000 refugees in the current fiscal year — half of what the government originally planned to accept under the quota set by the Obama administration last fall…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Supreme Court Sadly Split on DAPA

    … (DAPA). “This means that the enforcement of the Obama administration’s 2014 deferred-action policy remains blocked by a nationwide injunction. It is now up to Judge Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, whether and how to go forward with the trial on the merits. This means that the Fifth Circuit’s decision upholding the preliminary injunction against these…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • DOL Amends Final Fiduciary Rule in Bid to Ease Industry Concerns

    … to relaxing requirements for the best interest contract exemption. The changes suggest that Obama administration officials want to ease industry concerns about the workability of the rule and to potentially avert courtroom disputes, while still enacting a high standard of duty to clients. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez stated that the finalization…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 19 readers -
  • Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse

    … DOMA > Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse Looking back on 2013 as a Miami immigration lawyer, I must remark on the fact that it truly was a momentous year for LGBTQ rights. Following the decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 20 readers -
  • Repealing the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA)

    … to pursue residency a year later. After talks with the Cuban government, the Clinton administration came to an agreement with Cuba that it would stop admitting people intercepted in U.S. waters. Since then, in what has become known as the “Wet foot, Dry foot” policy, a Cuban caught on the waters between the two nations (with “wet feet”) would summarily…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 16 readers -
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