Recent Posts in DACA Category

  • Texas Judge Says DACA Must Resume For Now

    At the end of August, a federal judge in Texas choose not to issue a preliminary injunction that would terminate DACA; however, he said the Obama-era program--that protects nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally--will end in the future. Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen found that Texas and a coalition of other states failed to bring their case in ...
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  • USICS Completes Lottery for Temporary Increase in H-2B Visas for FY 2018

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) started receiving H-2B petitions on May 31, under the temporary rule which increased the cap on such visas by up to 15,000 additional visas through the end of FY 2018. The government agency received petitions for more beneficiaries compared to the number of H-2B visas available under the supplemental cap in the first five business days of ...
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  • Federal Judge Orders DACA Program Must Be Resumed

    While the Trump administration aims to end deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants under DACA, a D.C. federal judge ordered the government to continue the Obama-era program and reopen it to new applicants. The decision was issued last Tuesday evening by U.S. District Judge John Bates, a George W. Bush appointee in Washington D.C. Bates is the third judge to rule against the Trump ...
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  • Trump Unlikely to Extend Looming Immigration Deadline

    Last year, President Trump scrapped the Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that protects roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants in the United States. He then set an expiry date of March 5, 2018, and called on Congress to come up with a solution. Over the past several months, lawmakers have been working toward reaching a deal to protect DACA recipients before ...
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  • White House Says No Deal on DACA Yet

    The White House said that no deal has been reached to protect nearly 800,000 DACA recipients. “There has not been a deal reached yet,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “We still think we can get there, and we are very focused trying to make sure that it happens.” However, six bipartisan senators announced they reached a deal in principle on legislation that would shield ...
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  • The Fate of DACA Hinges on Year-End Spending Deal

    With Congress leaving Capitol Hill in just under two weeks, the fate of nearly 700,000 immigrants hangs in limbo. Democrats in the Senate now must decide if they want to add protections for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as a condition of their support for what is viewed as a “must-pass” spending bill. Their other option is to kick the issue to next year where they have ...
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  • Surviving Immigration During a Period of Uncertainty

    Now more than ever, immigration is a hot topic across various countries in the world, especially in the United States. As an immigrant, you are like concerned about your status in this country, even if you are here legally. It seems as though every day, there is a new immigration order, potentially threatening your rights to stay here lawfully. This is why our legal team wants to ensure you are ...
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  • Qualifying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an Obama-era protection for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Started in 2012, the program allows young immigrants to register, which defers eligibility for removal for a period of two years. During this time, registrants are also issued a work permit, which allows them to legally work in the U.S. Applicants may renew ...
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