Latest on Court Battles over DACA and Expanded DAPA

As has been well publicized, two of the President’s Executive Actions—DAPA and Expanded DACA—are on temporary hold per a U.S. DistrictGeographic areas into which the United States and its territories are divided for the Immigration and NaturalizationThe conferring, by any means, of citizenship upon a person after birth. Service’s field operations or one of three overseas offices located...
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Texas Court Stalls President Obama’s Deferred Action Program

Late Monday, U.S. DistrictGeographic areas into which the United States and its territories are divided for the Immigration and NaturalizationThe conferring, by any means, of citizenship upon a person after birth. Service’s field operations or one of three overseas offices located in Rome, Bangkok, and Mexico City. Each District Office, headed by a District Director, has a specified service...
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Extended DACA Applications will be Accepted Starting February 18th

USCIS announced that it will begin accepting expanded DACA applications on February 18th, 2015. Under the expanded DACA guidelines, there will no longer be an upper age limit for applications who otherwise qualify under the rest of the DACA requirements. Currently, applicants must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. This greatly increases the number of individuals eligible for...
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The President’s Immigration Reform Plan

President Barack Obama unveiled the basic outline of his immigration reform plan tonight. A few things, such as employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses, as well as the expansion of the DACA program to include parents of United States citizens and permanent residents, will likely go into effect within the next 3-6 months. The rest, as outlined below, will be subject to rulemaking and...
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Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Eligible Liberians

U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will automatically extend Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Liberian nationals covered under the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)...
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Time to Renew

Since the DACA program began in August of 2012, the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYThe mission of the DHSThe mission of the Department of Homeland Security -The many men and women who daily protect our borders and secure our country are committed to the safety of our homeland. DHS is now responsible for immigration and naturalizationThe conferring, by any means, of citizenship upon a person...
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