Prospects for Immigration Reform in the House (AILA National Report)

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Yesterday, the House of Representatives’ Republican caucus met to discuss prospects for immigration reform. The leadership then released a statement that rejects the bipartisan, compromise bill the Senate passed two weeks ago. AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams joins us to discuss the matter.

Same-sex spouse immigrant visa petitions to be treated the same

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“To that end, effective immediately, I have directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse.” – Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

Read the entire statement including a short FAQ here.