It’s not clear if President-elect Donald Trump will change his view on DACA and many are worried. As of the end of June 2016 there were 750,000 DACA applicants approved and 525,000 DACA renewals. Can Trump undo all this? Since DACA was created through Executive Order, there is no statutory or regulatory way to fully […]
Senator Graham (Republican) and Senator Durbin (Democrat) introduced the “Bar Removal of Immigrations Who Dream and Grow the Economy” – Bridge Act. It will provide eligible DACA holders special status which will release them from dependence on the DACA Executive Order.
A new study concluded that there are 5.21 million U.S. citizen children and 910,000 other citizen family members living in the same household as DAPA-eligible individuals. California leads the nation in the number of total citizen family members of DAPA-eligible individuals, followed by Texas, New York and Illinois.
Remember DAPA? This was President Obama’s program to grant EMPLOYMENT PERMITS and PROTECTION from DEPORTATION to parents of American Citizen children. This program was supposed to start a year ago in May 2015, but it got stuck in the courts. The STATE of TEXAS filed a lawsuit against the government claiming that this program would […]
Three months ago, in January 2016, ICE started “Operation Border Guardian”. This consists of “raids” on homes of certain aliens and deportations of the unlucky ones that are caught. This “operation” is still going on. Mr. Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security (and the boss of ICE) said that they arrest and deport only […]
No, this is not a football game. This is the lawsuit that the State of Texas filed against the U.S. Government in an effort to block President Obama’s DAPA Program. Actually, with all the kicking around – and all the hurt and pain inflicted – it does feel like they were playing football with the […]
The Center for American Progress revealed that as many as 1.5 million U.S. citizens who have relatives awaiting deportation relief under DAPA will be eligible to vote for president in 2016. The study also found that 6.3 million U.S. citizens live in the same households as relatives who would qualify for protection from deportation and […]
Thousands of DACA recipients are suddenly losing their ability to work legally, because USCIS is struggling to renew their employment authorization documents on time. Over 11,000 young immigrants, roughly 5% of the total number of DACA renewals that USCIS has approved so far, have had their DACA status and work permits expire in spite of […]
The Fifth Circuit held that the state of Mississippi and ICE agents lacked standing to proceed with a lawsuit challenging DACA for failure to allege a sufficiently concrete and particularized injury. The court also found that the DACA program is a valid exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
For those who obtained work permits under the DACA program two years ago, you are strongly encouraged to submit your renewal request 150 to 120 days before your current period of DACA and employment authorization will expire. Timely filing will help ensure USCIS has sufficient time to consider your request. On March 27, 2015, USCIS […]