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BAILEY IMMIGRATION, P.C.
Volume 1 / Issue 1
A TIME OF ACTION
For one day every year, a group of people get together in efforts to positively impact immigration reform. This year’s National Day of Action, held in Washington, D.C. on the 10th of April, brought together men and women of Congress, State Senators, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which features Bailey Immigration Attorney Diana Bailey. Diana shares her experience at this year’s summit, as well as her thoughts on the status of immigration now.
Q: The slogan for this year’s event is “taking on the house” in reference to the desired involvement from the House of Representatives. What role did they have in NDA?
A: The House can vote on HR 15 (see below for details). A bill was sent to committee last October and the House has failed to act. Recently a Discharge Petition was filed. Bottom line: We need Boehner to bring the bill to the floor.
Q: What was the most discussed topic at this year’s National Day of Action?
A: There’s a small hope that after primaries in June/July there will be a window to get a bill passed. The overall attitude is that the House Republicans won’t even vote on an immigration bill. From more conservative states, many Representatives seemed to focus on Obamacare and their frustration over that, along with Obama’s Executive Orders. Due to those politics, they didn’t really want to discuss immigration.
Q: Who was your favorite speaker and why?
A: My favorite speaker was Congressman Luis Gutierrez. He’s a tireless advocate and he says the White House may be willing to pass an executive order expanding DACA (Deferred Action) to more than just the DREAMers by fall if Congress doesn’t act.
“Bottom line: We need Boehner to bring the bill to the floor.” – Diana Bailey
On October 2, 2013, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) and other Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a broad immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (H.R. 15).
Based on the Senate Judiciary Committee–passed version of the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744), this bill has the same name and contains identical language for many provisions.
Most importantly, the bill envisions a path to U.S. citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
-National Immigration Law Center
Deffered Action (DACA) Renewal
If your work permit and Deferred Action status (DACA) expire, you will be eligible to renew your permit four months before the expiration date. If you would like to hire us to renew your work permit, please contact us five months prior to this date to ensure that there is no lapse in coverage.
As a reminder, if you move, you must update your address with USCIS (Immigration) by filing form AR-11 either online or by mail.
You can find this information on the following website:
Maria Miranda was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) past the duration of her initial sentence. While Clackamas County officials argued that she be held because of a federal retainer, Judge Stewart ruled the document was insufficient cause for detention. Miranda’s lawyer David Henretty with the Oregon Law Center is responsible for initiating this historic series of events. Ms. Miranda is now free and fighting deportation, as reported by her immigration lawyer Alejandro Villacorta.
– The New York Times 4/18/14