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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...

States and Congressional Republicans Move to Overturn Immigration Action

President Obama’s efforts to bring about immigration reform through executive action are running into heated opposition from Republicans, both in Congress and the courts. Even as details have yet to be announced, the reform plans are facing a lawsuit. On...

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...

December 10, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

What is Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and Who Will Qualify?

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 programs...

November 26, 2014
Beata Leja

Margaret McCormick & Beata Leja Attend President Obama’s Speech on Executive Action on Immigration at Copernicus Community Center in Chicago

On November 20, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order to greatly reduce the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. His order includes an expansion of the deferred action program and various measures to...

November 21, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Executive Action on Immigration

After years of promises accompanied by political inaction on immigration reform (see our posts on the topic in parts one, two, and three), President Obama took matters into his own hands yesterday, announcing major changes to the nation’s “broken” immigration...

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...

September 11, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Political (In)action Part 3: President Obama to delay executive action on immigration

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, President Obama announced that he will delay taking executive action on immigration reform, until at least after the midterm elections. President Obama had previously stated that he would take executive action before the end of...

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