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John Foley of Foley Law Offices Appears in Articles on Both Sides of The Atlantic

Our principal attorney, John Foley, has been in the news this past week on both sides of the Atlantic. John was featured in a documentary that aired on the Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ, earlier this week.

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U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haiti

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. The extended designation is effective January 23, 2016 through July 22, 2017.

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Update: Haiti TPS Extended for Six Months

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. The extended designation is effective January 23, 2016 through July 22, 2017.

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Boehner Talks Immigration Reform in Ireland

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) traveled to Ireland last week to meet with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, for talks about US-Ireland links. They discussed the Irish economic recovery, immigration reform including the plight of the undocumented Irish in the US, and the situation in the North.

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Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5 Million to A Fund for Undocumented Immigrants

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave money to the “I’m In” campaign launched by TheDream.us, a national scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants. The fund targets an immigration policy started by President O’Bama that exempts the undocumented children of immigrants from removal and allows them to work.

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Justices Deny Bail to Illegal Immigrants

The Supreme Court made a final decision on an Arizona case based on a constitutional amendment that denied bail to all illegal immigrants with serious felonies on Monday, June 1, 2015. The Justices refused to consider an appeal based on a 2006 decision, which stipulated that bail for illegal immigrants would not be done on a case-by-case consideration as previously decided in a 1984 case.

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Technological Issues Causing Worldwide Delays in U.S. Visa System

While technology has helped modernize and streamline the world of immigration over the past decade, the latest system crash announced by the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) is proving to be a significant problem. All clients, in particular those with international travel plans, should be aware that the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs is experiencing technical issues with their visa systems.

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The Future of Immigration Reform

The United States is currently in negotiation to sign a trade agreement with eleven countries, including Mexico and Canada to Vietnam and Malaysia. President Obama’s all-encompassing international regulatory agreement, labeled the TransPacific Partnership (TPP), seeks to regulate everything from the environment and energy to minimum wages, food and, most notably, immigration.

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Immigration Reform Takes a Big Hit in Court

On Tuesday, May 26th, a United States federal appeals court upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s proposed immigration programs from going into effect. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the order must stay in place.

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Attorney Foley Attends Lecture on Tax Law and Immigration Reform

Congressman Richard Neal gave a lecture at Nutter, McClennon & Fish LLP. in Boston’s Seaport District on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Foley Law Offices’ primary attorney, John Foley, was amongst the notable attendees. In the wake of immigration reform and tax season, Nutter’s choice in selecting Congressman Neal as a guest speaker was ideal.

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