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Immigration Reform, Asylum and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Hot Topics at Legal Luncheon

Congressman Michael Capuano is serving his ninth term as a Representative in Congress for Massachusetts’ Seventh District. Prior to serving in Congress, Mike was the Mayor of Somerville, MA, a position once served in by his father. He was born in Somerville to Andrew Capuano of Somerville and Rita Garvey Capuano of Allston-Brighton and Dorchester.

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Will the United States Grant Special Immigrant Status for Nepal Earthquake Victims?

In the wake of the tragic earthquake that devastated much of Nepal, the international community has been quick to pledge aid and resources. The U.S. has already pledged $10 million in aid for humanitarian needs as well as search-and-rescue efforts.

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Homeland Security Budget Passes in Democrats Favor

Although there has been much controversy between the Republican and Democratic parties regarding the homeland security budget, the fight ended much more peacefully than it initially began. Speaker of the House John A. Boehner recently passed a bill in the Democrat’s favor, despite just 75 Republican supporters.

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Venue Shopping: Manipulating the System or Playing by The Rules?

While the concept has been around for years, venue shopping has recently been brought to light by a federal judge’s ruling in Texas. The judge ruled against President Obama’s immigration executive action after lawyers filed a lawsuit in Brownsville toward this end. Why the favorable ruling?

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Denmark Passes Dual-Citizenship Bill

Danish citizens have another reason to celebrate as the Danish parliament has finally agreed to implement dual citizenship. The law, which will take effect on September 1, 2015, will allow for Danes living abroad to become naturalized citizens in the United States.

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America’s Broken Immigration System & the President’s Plans to Fix It

Immigration has been one of America’s biggest conundrums for years. Finding the perfect balance of prioritizing citizenship and deportation seemed like an impossible goal-until recently, that is.

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Attorney Foley Meets with Senator Susan Collins Amidst President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform will take place in the New Year but there’s no telling what the Republic controlled U.S. Congress might do. It is always good to keep the lines of communication open between members of Congress, so I was pleased to be able to meet with Maine Senator Susan Collins while in Portland.

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A Forward Step for Famine-Era Memorial on Deer Island: MWRA Joins Plan for Marker Where 900 Irish Pilgrims Died

There has been some progress in developing a plan to establish a memorial in remembrance of the hundreds of Irish Famine-era emigrants who lost their lives before reaching the mainland of Boston. In 1847, the city of Boston opened a quarantine station on Deer Island in Boston Harbor in 1847 for the treatment and cure of thousands of Irish who had made the long ocean journey to escape the Great Hunger.

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Portland and The Irish: Stories Worth the Telling

It is a short ride up the highway from Boston to Portland – two hours, maybe a little more – and it was to that fine destination that I found myself joining a couple of friends one weekday August morning for a quick excursion to his wonderful waterfront city along the Maine coast.

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John Foley Is Selected for Inclusion in The Irish Legal 100

Just last week, Boston immigration attorney John Foley was selected to be included in the 2013 list of the’ Irish Legal 100′ which is found in the Irish Voice Newspaper. This is a great honor as an attorney because no one makes it onto that list without a major support system working alongside them.

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