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Federal Judge Temporarily Reinstates DACA, Allowing for Renewals

On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that his administration was rescinding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), gradually phasing out the program beginning March 6, 2018. On January 9, 2018, in Regents of the University of California v. DHS,...

September 05, 2017
Beata Leja

President Trump Rescinds DACA, Which Will Phase out Beginning on March 6, 2018

President Trump announced today that his administration is rescinding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The White House believes that former President Obama violated the constitution...

August 29, 2017
Beata Leja

Will President Trump Cancel DACA?

Various sources confirm that President Trump will likely soon decide the fate of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an executive action program instituted by former President Obama to provide a temporary reprieve from deportation for certain undocumented individuals brought...

June 22, 2016
Marjorie M. Filice

10 Days and Counting: Supreme Court Set to Rule on DAPA/DACA

Get ready to see a major immigration issue in the news. The Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision on President Obama’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens and Residents) program, as well as the expansion of the...

November 18, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Fifth Circuit Court upholds injunction in Texas v. United States: no DAPA for the near future

On November 9, 2015, another delay was announced to the implementation of President Obama’s proposed programs to allow certain individuals to apply for Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens and Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of the Deferred Action for...

July 15, 2015
Beata Leja

Reminder! DACA Recipients with 3-Year EADs Issued AFTER February 16, 2015 Must Return Them to USCIS by July 17, 2015!

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced various steps that his administration would take to fix the U.S. immigration system through executive action. One such step was to extend the validity of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and its...

May 22, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS issuing “recall” on three-year DACA approvals, to replace with two-year DACA approvals

If the usual approval period for DACA is two years, why did some people get DACA approvals for 3 years? On Thursday, November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the steps his administration would take to fix the U.S. immigration system....

March 20, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Injunction over DAPA and DACA expansion continues

USCIS has stopped issuing 3-year DACA approvals The uncertainty and delay over President Obama’s Deferred Action programs continue. Background On February 16, 2015, a Federal Judge for a District Court in Texas granted a request for a temporary injunction against...

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