The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was signed into existence by President Obama in June 2012. It was always meant as a stopgap measure to help young people brought into the country as children and are now in a precarious situation — raised as Americans but without legal residency or citizenship — until Read more about DACA Update: Where the Program Stands Now[…]
DACA Recently Blocked by Federal Judge in Texas We had some frustrating immigration news last month, as U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen from Texas declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegal. The verdict was handed down in a lawsuit filed by Texas and eight other conservative states with intention to halt the Read more about DACA Update and the Potential Path to Citizenship[…]
After a long wait, the United States Supreme Court finally announced last week that it is blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Immigrants and immigration advocates around the country have been eagerly awaiting the decision, and now it seems we are all finally receiving some (rare) good Read more about Supreme Court: DACA Program is Safe, For Now[…]
The future of the DACA program has been uncertain even since the Trump administration attempted to rescind it on September 5th, 2017. At first, USCIS stopped accepting renewal applications, and many DACA participants were justifiably very worried about their future. Then, three separate federal courts issued orders in early 2018 for the program to continue Read more about What DACA Participants Should Do Now[…]
If you are an existing DACA participant, you have probably heard a lot of back and forth in the news about the future of the program. You may not know what to think. Here is what you need to know about the status of your DACA renewal: For a while there, USCIS was not accepting Read more about As an Existing DACA Participant, Can I Renew My Status?[…]
A lot has changed in politics this year, and yet, we find ourselves no closer to a resolution on the DACA situation.