Category Archives: The iBau Blog

President Obama Signs H.R. 2 Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act into Law

On April 16, President Obama signed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015, into law.  The repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment schedule is effective immediately.  The law reauthorizes … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor: Implementation of Executive Order 13672 Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Federal Contractors

This final rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor implements Executive Order 13672 issued by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2014, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and based on gender identity by all federal contractors and subcontractors. … Continue reading

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Migration Policy Institute: Population Profiles on Unauthorized Immigrants

The Migration Policy Institute has published an online tool that provides state and  county-level data about the estimated 11.4 million unauthorized, or undocumented, immigrants residing in the United States.  Data is available for the 41 states and 94 counties with the … Continue reading

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Presidential Memorandum: Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants

This is the text of the November 21, 2014 Presidential Memorandum outlining executive actions that include establishing a White House Task Force on New Americans.  The Task Force has 120 days to submit an Integration Plan to the President with recommendations for … Continue reading

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Policies to Support Visas and Citizenship

As part of the series of executive actions initiated by President Barack Obama in November 2014, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson directed the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to work with the Department of State to streamline processing for employment-based … Continue reading

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Presidential Memorandum: Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System

This Presidential Memorandum issued on November 21, 2014 as part of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy directs the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Executive Actions on Immigration Enforcement

In November 2014, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions related to immigration policy.  Among the most important of the executive actions are new guidelines on immigration enforcement and the termination of the Secure Communities program. In this … Continue reading

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Deferred Action for Parental Accountability

Among the most significant executive actions on immigration taken by President Barack Obama in November 2014 was the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, modeled after the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.   Individuals eligible for … Continue reading

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Among the executive actions on immigration taken by President Barack Obama in November 2014 was the extension and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The actions taken include extending the deferred action period and employment authorization … Continue reading

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American Immigration Council: Guide to the Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

The American Immigration Council has published this comprehensive description of all the executive actions announced by President Barack Obama on November 2o, 2014. Link to Original Source

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