Expanded DACA Applications To Be Accepted Beginning February 18, 2015

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was initially announced on June 15, 2012 via a memorandum from then-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. On November 20, 2014, current-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson issued a memorandum expanding guidelines for DACA in several key ways.  Expanded DACA program will go into effect beginning in February 18, […]

Executive Order – What Does It Mean For You?

On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation. Preliminary estimates show […]

DHS to Offer Deferred Action to Eligible DREAMers

BREAKING NEWS: DHS will formally announce this morning that it will offer deferred action to DREAMers. Preliminary information indicates that eligible applicants must: Be 15-30 years old, and have entered before age 16 Have been present in the U.S. for 5 years as of June 15, 2012 Have maintained continuous residence Have not been convicted […]

Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has automatically extended employment authorization for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (“DED”) through Sept. 30, 2010—following President Obama’s announcement on March 19, 2010, of his decision to extend DED through Sept. 30, 2011, for qualified Liberians and those persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia. […]