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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that beginning February 18, 2015, it will accept applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under the new extension of the program announced in November 2014.
USCIS has posted a page outlining of some of the Executive Announcements announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014.
The White House has announced the President Obama will address the country tomorrow night to explain "commonsense steps" President Obama plans to take regarding immigration reform. The announcement will air tomorrow night, November 20th at 8 PM Eastern Time.
The City Council of League City, Texas, located in the Greater Houston area, has passed an ordinance to ban processing and detaining undocumented children caught crossing the border. In recent weeks, over 50,000 undocumented children have been apprehended crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. This ordinance is reportedly an effort to prevent the resources of League City from being stretched too thinly as a result of the housing of undocumented children in the area, but some members of the city council noted that the ordinance contains measures that are illegal and therefore unenforceable.
Kathryn Karam is quoted in an article in the Houston Business Journal on the rapidly rising number of hotels in Houston and the lack of available workers to fill these positions.