November 21st, 2019
Early reports speculate that the Supreme Court will likely rule that either that President Obama did not have constitutional authority to create DACA, or that President Trump had the authority to rescind it. President Obama...
March 22nd, 2018
We need to decide what is best for the United States, for the economy, and for safety of our country. But that decision needs to be made by Congress, not be left solely in the hands of the president — who still feels...
July 25th, 2017
We did not elect you to practice politics. We elected you to use good judgement, and to make sound decisions that benefit Texans.
February 22nd, 2017
We need a ground-up rethinking of our entire immigration system. A new system ought to be flexible, embrace America’s traditional openness, and have clear and simple exclusions that are easily enforceable.
January 26th, 2017
Immigration was the biggest policy issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, and President Obama’s actions during his eight years in office are what set the stage.
January 5th, 2016
In a New Year’s Day message, President Obama expressed his desire to use executive actions to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. The President is expected to meet with the Attorney General today...
August 12th, 2015
Last week, President Obama announced a controversial new rule requiring a federally-mandated 32% cut in power-plant carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, while requiring the U.S. to achieve 28% of our total electricity from...
February 17th, 2015
The best possible scenario would be if the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill use this opportunity to pass a clean DHS funding bill, leave the fate of the President’s actions up to the courts, and begin to seriously debate and...
February 13th, 2015
The president's proposal is expected to cement the role of the Department of Homeland Security, rather than the National Security Agency, as the government lead for information-sharing with the private sector.
January 28th, 2015
What should an employer do when an employee named “Juan” comes in one day and provides a new Social Security card and driver’s license indicating that he is actually “Carlos?” Companies will face name change dilemmas as a...
January 7th, 2019
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13780. The order was mostly concerned with reducing the number of immigrants and travele
September 6th, 2017
The following are some of the details regarding this announcement and some of the most common questions you may have about the future of DACA.
June 15th, 2017
Regardless of the constitutionality of the President’s executive order, the potential for abuse should be obvious to all. Arbitrary visa bans for uncertain periods are no way for the government of a developed nation to run...
February 2nd, 2017
Even before last Friday’s executive order on immigration, lawyers told Tim Wilson not to bother hiring a Vietnamese national—an expert in “nanoscale structured material”—for a Silicon Valley startup.The reason? Given the...
January 5th, 2016
President Obama’s proposal to unilaterally thwart law abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights is a blatant abuse of his executive authority.
January 1st, 2016
The president plans to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch before moving ahead with several gun-related executive actions that could also increase the number of accused domestic abusers barred from purchasing...
April 24th, 2015
During my last District Work Period, I sat down with members of the Dallas Builders Association to discuss important issues facing the North Texas building community. During our conversation they relayed their frustrations...
February 13th, 2015
U.S. Customs and Immigration Services announced they will begin to accept requests for consideration of expanded DACA Wednesday, Feb 18. That means some of your employees may now be gathering evidence to support their DAPA...
February 5th, 2015
In many Latin American countries a notario, or notary, is the equivalent of an attorney. In others, the title denotes someone who is a public official with quasi-judicial power. However, in the United States, a notario is...
January 20th, 2015
In efforts to keep employers apprised of President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, Monty & Ramirez LLP will provide weekly tips and updates to employers regarding this executive action.