Legislation and Policy

Ann Badmus Discusses Sanctuary Cities on Talk Radio

Here's my recent radio interview with Chris Saucedo WBAP News Talk Radio in Dallas.  Interesting and lively discussion about immigration law and so-called "sanctuary cities." I'd love to hear what you think about sanctuary cities and current direction of immigration. Feel free to post your comments below.  
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How to get your immigration records from the government

How to get your immigration records from the government You may want or need a copy of your immigration records from the government for many reasons.  Whatever the purpose, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access that information, regardless of your immigration status.  However, FOIA does allow the government to withhold some records from disclosure so you might not re...
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What’s My Status? Immigration Lawyers Bombarded With Questions Following Trump Win

In the wake of the election, immigration lawyers are getting tons of calls and emails from clients worried about the potential impact on their immigration status.  Eye Opener TV reported on this story and interviewed me for my take on what, if anything, can we expect to happen with immigration policy and law. Read the article and check out the video for details.
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Immigration Application Fees Set to Rise on December 23

Immigration Application Fees Set to Rise on December 23 Planning to apply for a visa or green card?  You should know that fees charged by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for most applications will increase about 21% on December 23, 2016. According to the USCIS, this increase is necessary cover the full cost of services, including the costs for fraud detection and national...
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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for FamilySponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: November 2016

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process. If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an ...
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U.S. immigration system fails to deliver on promise of America

This article was originally published in the Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas A nation’s laws reflect its values, whether people realize it or not. Our immigration system doesn’t paint a flattering portrait of what Americans hold dear, and the longer we take to rectify it, the more unflattering that picture becomes. Texas is home to one of the nation’s largest populations of immigrants. ...
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September 17 is Citizenship Day! Do you know what it takes to become a US citizen?

September 17 is Citizenship Day! Do you know what it takes to become a US citizen? September 17 is Constitution and Citizenship Day, a day to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Congratulations to those who have become citizens this year or have applied for citizenship! Accor...
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20 Fast Facts Foreign Founders of Start-up Companies Should Know about International Entrepreneur Parole

20 fast facts foreign founders of start-up companies should know about international entrepreneur parole What if foreign born innovators could get special permission to come to the U.S. and start a new business?   The Obama administration believes such a reality would attract investment and create jobs.  That’s why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently proposed the international e...
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Texas Loses Case Over Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Texas Loses Case Over Syrian Refugee Resettlement A U.S. federal court threw out all claims against the International Rescue Committee and the federal defendants in a case brought by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which claimed that the government had breached a “statutory duty” by preventing Texas from getting information to examine the “security risk” presented by refugees befo...
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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas – Government Makes Strong Case for Moving DAPA Forward

  Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas Government Makes Strong Case for Moving DAPA Forward From the American Immigration Council Washington D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas. The highest court will now decide whether the President’s deferred action initiatives announced in November 2014, known as expanded DACA and DAPA, ...
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