Georgia eliminates the Immigration Enforcement Review Board & Teaches Us All a Lesson

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In 2011, Georgia passed HB 87, creating the controversial Immigration Enforcement Review Board (IERB). The seven-member board, comprised primarily of volunteers with little knowledge on immigration law, was tasked to investigating complaints about municipalities not enforcing immigration laws.  It was empowered to not only probe complaints from the public but also issue subpoenas, place witnesses under oath and administer fines. …

9 Common Questions by Conditional Residents Held in Limbo

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Our immigration system is constantly evolving. Updates are made seemingly on a daily basis, attempting to address challenges and reflect new priorities. In 1986 as part of the Reagan Administrations immigration reform bill, Congress enacted what is our current framework for marriage-based permanent residence requirements.  One such requirement was the enactment of a 2 year  “conditional“ greencard for immigrants whose …