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August 31, 2022
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

DHS Issues Regulation to Preserve and Fortify DACA

On August 24, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy for certain eligible noncitizens who arrived in the United States as children, deferring...

July 19, 2022
Beata Leja

If you have DACA, now is the time to consider exploring a green card through employment!

It has now been 1.5 years since President Biden took office and the DACA program just passed its 10-year anniversary on June 15, 2022, and yet Congress has failed to deliver any solution to help DACA recipients permanently legalize their...

November 15, 2021
Grace Parsons

I Have DACA and an Emergency Need to Travel Internationally – Can I Leave the U.S.?

Many DACA recipients have faced sudden family emergencies abroad, especially during the pandemic. It is important to note that approved DACA does NOT by itself allow DACA recipients to travel internationally. If a DACA recipient leaves the United States without...

July 16, 2021
Beata Leja

Federal Judge in Texas Blocks DACA Again

The DACA roller coaster is unfortunately not yet over. Despite the fact that several courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, reinstated DACA last year after President Trump cancelled the program, and despite the fact that President Biden has made it a priority to create...

June 14, 2021
Beata Leja

Employment-based Green Cards for Those with DACA

While President Biden has proposed comprehensive immigration reform and various other bills are pending in Congress to specifically provide a path to citizenship for beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), there is no way of knowing if or...

December 14, 2020
Beata Leja

Advance Parole for DACA Recipients

The most recent decision from a U.S District Court in Brooklyn put DACA back where it was in 2017. This includes restoring the ability of DACA beneficiaries to seek Advance Parole Document (AP). Before that, the Trump Administration had limited...

December 08, 2020
Marjorie M. Filice

DACA Fully Restored

Last week, a federal judge ordered the Trump Administration to fully reinstate the DACA program. This means the administration will be required to open to program to new applicants for the first time since 2017. The Trump Administration has been...

July 28, 2020
Beata Leja

Trump’s Newest Interim DACA Policy Ignores the Supreme Court

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel DACA was “arbitrary and capricious,” effectively reinstating the program in full to its version under President Obama. Additionally, on July 17, 2020, the U.S....


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