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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...

February 18, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

District Court Ruling Delays DACA Expansion and DAPA

A Texas Federal Judge has granted a request for a temporary injunction against the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens and Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) announced by President...

February 06, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Ready for DACA Expansion? USCIS to begin accepting applications this month

Starting February 18, 2015, many Dreamers—those who were brought to the U.S. as children and have grown up in the U.S.—and who up until now have been ineligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), will now be...

How has President Obama’s Executive Action affected the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program?

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he will take certain executive actions on immigration in the absence of a Congressional fix to our immigration system. See our blog post summarizing his entire announcement here. One of the changes...

October 03, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Some DACA Beneficiaries may be allowed to join U.S. Military

The Pentagon recently announced the expansion of the Military Accesssions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program to allow beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to apply.  The program allows the military to recruit certain legal aliens whose skills...

June 19, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Study shows economic benefits for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, and U.S. economy overall

It has now been two years since the Obama Administration announced plans on June 15, 2012 to allow “dreamers”—youth brought to the U.S. at a young age—to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Two years later, what’s the...

June 06, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Tis the Season for DACA Renewals

On June 5, 2014, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) published the new form I-821D for the renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA provides individuals who meet certain requirements with Deferred Action and employment authorization...

April 18, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

When do I renew my DACA, and how do I do it?

In August 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The DACA program allows certain eligible undocumented immigrants a temporary two-year relief from deportation and the ability to receive work authorization....

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