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, […]

27 08, 2012

Keathley v. Holder: Seventh Circuit Halts Deportation of Alleged Unlawful Voter

By |2012-08-27T17:39:17-05:00August 27th, 2012|Categories: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), General, Green Cards, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published: August 27, 2012 No doubt by now you have heard the one about the foreign national who walks into the local Secretary of State’s office to get a driver’s license, and walks out a licensed driver, an organ donor AND a registered voter. As a voter registrant, that’s where the story begins to go downhill for many foreign nationals. Whether or not the foreign national goes on to vote, he ends up facing harsh consequences within the green card or citizenship application setting as a result of voter registration or voting. In many circumstances the application is denied, and in […]

16 08, 2012

Excitement and Confusion Reign as Obama’s Deferred Action Program is Implemented

By |2012-08-16T15:51:19-05:00August 16th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., General, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published: August 16, 2012 Excitement and Confusion Reign as Obama’s Deferred Action Program is Implemented Is this complicated? Could I end up in removal proceedings if I apply? Will my family end up in removal proceedings? Will a filing under the new program disqualify me from a green card through my pending family based petition? How long will it take for me to get my work permit? These are but a few of the dozens of questions raised by clients in the weeks immediately following the unveiling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Most recently, on August 14, […]

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