DAPA/DACA

USCIS Issues Reminder Concerning DACA Renewals

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder to individuals with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) permits that certain forms need to be submitted in order to effectuate renewal or to apply initially.  Back in 2012 the agency commenced the process of issuing DACA permits to so-called “Dreamers who were brought to this country as children by parents who are undocumented immigrants. The original duration of DACA permits was for a period…

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Injunction to Stop AZ Ban on DACA Recipients Getting Driver’s Licenses Made Perm

United States District Court Judge David G. Campbell made permanent an injunction against the enforcement of Arizona’s ban keeping DACA recipients from qualifying for driver’s licenses.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was instituted back in 2012 by the Obama administration to allow certain children brought here through no choice of their own by parents who were undocumented immigrants to receive a temporary deferral from deportation and a work permit for that same duration.   Subsequently,…

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New Study Debunks Notion that DACA Triggered Migration of Children from Central

Last summer the national media began to focus on the migration of unaccompanied children from the Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to the southern border of the United States seeking out border agents so they could be apprehended just before crossing the border. One of the reasons frequently cited for this influx of youngsters was the President’s decision in 2012 to institute the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Opponents of…

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USCIS Set to Accept DACA Requests on February 18 DACA, USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just issued an awaited announcement that it will begin accepting requests for what is called “expanded DACA on February 18, 2015. When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was originally instituted by the Obama administration back in 2012, applicants could obtain an eligibility card for a period of two years. Under the revamped program which President Obama announced in November of last year, applicants will be able to obtain…

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DACA Renewal Announced

On June 5, 2014 Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)program. This coincides with the submission by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to the Federal Register for approval of a revised form for application to allow individuals previously enrolled in DACA, to renew their deferral for a period of two years. USCIS will immediately begin accepting renewal requests. USCIS will…

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USCIS Issues Update On DACA Renewals

On April 9, 2014 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an update concerning DACA renewals.  DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Process, constitutes a procedure put in place in 2012 by the Obama Administration to address the issue of deportation of children who have spent most of their lives in the United States having been brought to the country through no fault of their own. DACA has been utilized by approximately 800,000 children. Those who…

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