Archive for the ‘Proposed Laws’ Category

Controversial “Pre-Clearance Act” Expands Power of American Border Guards on Canadian Soil

3/29/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

A controversial Canadian bill that expands the powers of U.S. border officers working in pre-clearance zones on Canadian soil was recently given Royal Assent and is set to become law. Championed by Canada’s centrist Liberal Party, Bill C-23—commonly referred to as the Pre-Clearance Act—has been criticized as overly broad, with the potential to open the […]Read More >

Government Seeks Input on Modernizing Immigration System

1/12/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

On November 21, 2014, the President issued a memorandum directing the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to streamline and improve the U.S. immigration system. Efforts should focus on reducing government costs, improving services for applicants, reducing burdens on employers, and combating waste, fraud, and abuse in the system, while safeguarding the interests of American […]Read More >

All Eyes on Immigration Relief

2/22/2013 Written by William Z. Reich

Jockeying for posture, Congress and the President are attempting to promote their immigration agenda. The President is saying if Congress does not act, he has a proposal that he will push forward.  The framework of any agreement is likely to include a pathway for illegal residents to become legalized, calls for heightened border security, and […]Read More >

Article on Proposed Law Changing H-1B Visa Cap

2/13/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

Roy Maurer, Online Discipline Manager/Editor, SHRM, recently wrote an excellent article about the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 entitled “Senate Bill Calls for Market-Based H-1B Cap”. Roy writes about some pros and cons regarding this first step towards immigration reform. SRW attorney, Andrew Wilson, was quoted in this article: There is much to like about […]Read More >

President Obama Suggests Legal Path for Long Term Illegal Residents

11/15/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

During a press conference on November 14th, 2012 President Obama stated that he is inclined to help individuals who are present in the U.S. without authorization obtain legal status provided they are not engaged in criminal activity, have paid their taxes, learn English, and pay a fine.Read More >