10 05, 2013

As We Await Passage of a Legalization Measure, DREAM ACT/Deferred Action Applicants Continue to File; Some Scheduled for Interview

By |2013-05-10T08:57:07-05:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), immigration reform, Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published:  May 10, 2013 There are at least 11 million folks in the U.S. who are more than a little curious whether immigration reform and a legalization program will ever become law.  With legislators in Congress “marking up” proposals and negotiating the details of a new law, we will no doubt have a better sense of the viability and substance of an eventual measure in the coming months.  In the meantime, undocumented childhood arrivals qualifying for 2 year work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) program continue to receive approvals. As of March 31, 2013, more than 488,000 Deferred […]

14 12, 2012

Approvals Continue for DREAMERS: Deferred Action/Employment Authorization Processing for DREAM ACT applicants

By |2012-12-14T08:39:20-06:00December 14th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , |

Published: December 14, 2012 As of December 13, 2012, more than 350,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) applications have been received by U.S. Department of Homeland Security. DACA applicants are also known as “DREAMERS” since they make up the demographic that would presumably benefit from previously proposed legislation known as the DREAM Act – i.e. young adults brought to the U.S. as children and who have remained in the U.S., through no fault of their own, for an extended period. The vast majority of DACA applicants have been scheduled for, or have completed, their biometric fingerprinting process. Importantly, to this […]

1 12, 2012

DEFERRED ACTION AND EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATIONS CONTINUE TO BE APPROVED FOR “DREAMERS”

By |2012-12-01T10:23:47-06:00December 1st, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published: December 1, 2012 As of November 15, 2012, a total of almost 300,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) applications have been received by U.S. Department of Homeland Security. DACA applicants are also known as “DREAMERS” since they make up the demographic that would presumably benefit from previously proposed legislation known as the “DREAM Act” – i.e. young adults brought to the U.S. as children and who have remained in the U.S., through no fault of their own, for an extended period. The vast majority of DACA applicants have been scheduled for, or have completed, their biometric fingerprinting process. Importantly, […]

13 10, 2012

DACA Applications (For DREAMERS) are Getting Approved!

By |2012-10-13T08:03:21-05:00October 13th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published: October 13, 2012 As of October 12, 2012, a total of almost 180,000 applications have been received by U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The vast majority of applicants have been scheduled for, or have completed, their biometric fingerprinting process. Importantly, more than 4,500 applicants have been approved and issued 2 year deferred action status notices and 2 year employment authorization documents. These numbers and milestones are consistent with developments our office has seen with our clients’ applications, with clients we filed for within a week of August 15, 2012 – DACA’s launch date – now receiving DHS approvals. Accordingly, processing […]

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