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Janet Napolitano backs immigration executive action

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano — who oversaw a sweeping directive that gave hundreds of thousands of young immigrants a reprieve from deportations — says she is backing President Barack Obama’s planned executive action on immigration. “If Congress refuses to act and perform its duties, then I think it’s appropriate for the executive to step [...]

Third Federal Court Rejects Government Interpretation of ‘Admission’ into U.S.

This week, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted Melvin Medina—a Honduran citizen who entered the United States without inspection on October 9, 1992—Temporary Protected Status (TPS), it “inspected and admitted” him for purposes of adjustment of status. This is now the third federal [...]