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Trump Decision to End DACA Misguided and Shortsighted

DACA, DAPA

The September 5, 2017 decision by President Donald Trump to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has devastated the 800,000 young people who five years ago were granted a reprieve from removal and an opportunity to study, work, and...


5th Circuit Decision Further Delays Obama’s Executive Action Immigration Programs

DACA

In a disappointing (if not surprising) decision issued May 26th, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans hit the “pause” button on the implementation of Obama’s executive action immigration initiative once again. In the decision, two members of...


Timeline: What’s Happening with Obama’s Executive Action Program?

Immigration Reform

Like many other immigration attorneys, I receive several calls every week inquiring about the status of Obama’s Executive Action Immigration program, which was first announced back in November of 2014.  Unfortunately, for now the answer is still that the timeline...


Texas Judge Rules To Delay Implementation of Obama’s Executive Action

Immigration Reform

Federal Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville just ruled that the Obama Administration’s executive action on immigration reform programs, announced in November of 2014 and set to go into partial effect on February 18, must be...


Criminal Convictions, DACA, and DAPA: Who Qualifies and Who Doesn’t?

DACA, DAPA

On February 18, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting the first applications for the expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, which was initiated as a part of Obama’s November 20 announcement on Executive Action immigration reform.  The expanded DACA...