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Posted by: Christy Gibson on Nov 15, 2012

Dear Members,

This past election resulted in passionate debates about our practice area.  Who could forget Governor Romney’s now infamous expression of immigration policy: self-deportation? Or his assertion that immigration lawyers should not be necessary to navigate the immigration process?

While the re-election of President Obama brings a sigh of relief that proposed regulations will move forward and deferred action will remain in place, it has also brought us a Congress that remains politically and ideologically divided.  In a nod to the failure of Congress to address comprehensive immigration reform, House Speaker Boehner stated, “I am confident that the President, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.” Early indications are that the President will take the lead in zealously promoting immigration reform.

For more election tidbits and analyses, we are pleased to offer you a CLE on Hot Topics in Immigration Law: Post-Election on November 20, 2012. We hope you will be able to join us as we discuss the future of immigration policies, legislation, litigation, and adjudication.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we urge you to consider pro bono work on behalf of immigrants who are in need of replacing lost or damaged documents. Please contact me if you are interested in this endeavor so I can add you to our growing list of practitioners.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

Very truly yours,

Elaine H. Witty, Chair