Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by Univision in two articles:
- “Democrats Get Ready to Deliver Their ‘Plan C’ With a Third Immigration Proposal to a Key Senate Figure,” Nov. 29, 2021. Mr. Yale-Loehr said the social spending budget bill approved by the House of Representatives “includes a series of important immigration provisions, including up to 10 years of work authorization and protection against deportation for undocumented people living in the United States. The bill would also give the Department of Homeland Security $ 2.8 billion to help process immigration applications and reduce backlogs in case processing…and would recapture employment- and family-based green cards that have not been used and that otherwise would expire at the end of each year.” Read the article here (Spanish, with English translation available).
- “The Deadline to Comment on the New Regulation for DACA Published by the Government is Over,” Nov. 29, 2021. Mr. Yale-Loehr said, “The proposed rule would not make major changes to the existing deferred action program for children. Instead, the 205-page rule is an effort to bulletproof the existing program from litigation.” He recalled that in July, “a federal district judge in Texas ruled that the DACA program, initiated in 2012 by then-President Obama through executive action, violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).” He noted that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed rule “becomes more important now that the Senate parliamentarian has twice ruled that legalization provisions for DACA recipients cannot be included in the budget reconciliation bill. While Democrats will try to find other ways to provide a path of legalization for Dreamers, the proposed rule could be a temporary safety net if the legislation fails.” After the deadline for public comment, DHS will need to review them and issue a final rule. “The process could take several months before this rule takes effect,” he said. Read the article here (Spanish, with English translation available).