Colorado Criminal Law Blog

Deferred action update by USCIS, residency can be proven by unauthorized employment

The USCIS updated its guidelines on September 15, 2012 to answer pressing questions on their records requirements for those submitting application for Deferred Action.  Two of the important updates dealt with proof of residency (from June 15, 2007 to 2012).  The service will apparently accept proof of

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Deferred action program update from USCIS: 29 accepted

The deferred action program is proceeding, although slowly:  the New York Times reports in this article, the following: 82,000 applications accepted. 64,000 referred for fingerprints and background checks. 29 accepted. Many of the clients in this firm received biometrics (fingerprinting) notices.  These are appointments with the local

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CDOT announces 1,440 DUI arrests in late August

The Department of Transportation announced the following statistics on Colorado DUI arrests, in a news release: DENVER- The “100 Days of Heat” summer DUI enforcement campaign ended strong with 1,440 DUI arrests during the national crackdown that occurred Aug.17 – Sep.3rd, announced the Colorado Department of Transportation

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High-level Republican files suit to stop deferred action program

Kris Kobach is the Kansas Secretary of State; and filed suit as a lawyer, in another state (Texas) on behalf of several Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) to stop the Deferred Action Program.  Previously I believed this program would be limited by the 2012 election, as

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Deferred Action Program is now accepting applications

DREAM Act Applications for young aliens or immigrants Every young immigrant or alien in the United States has by now heard something about President Obama’s announcement in June that some are now eligible under the DREAM Act guidelines for Deferred Action.  Forms for this program, like the Instructions,

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DACA: Deferred action for childhood arrivals; criminal convictions clarified, including disqualifying any DUI

The USCIS provided new information on this program opening on August 15, 2012 for young immigrants; the fees for example are now fixed at $465.00.  The new publication  indicates the scope of criminal convictions they will consider for this program differs from what they have used in

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Immigration program for deferred action is clarified; applications accepted on August 15, 2012

The USCIS announced further clarification of the new rules regarding its deferred action program, announced by President Obama on June 15, 2012; the new program will begin to accept applications on August 15, 2012, and is open even to those who have been ordered removed, or are

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Prosecutorial discretion exercised in only 2% of cases

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse published a recent report on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases.  Informal reporting of the exercise of such discretion, created under a pilot federal program by President Obama last year, seemed to suggest a grant rate of over 10%.  However,

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Report on exoneration of previously convicted defendants

The National Registry of Exonerations tracks cases of exonerated defendants, those who were found guilty but later determined to be innocent of their crimes, and indicates in recent reporting that with 891 exonerations, and 1170 mass releases of accused parties due primarily to police misconduct and fabrication

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Secretary Napolitano Clarifies President’s Deferred Action Plan…Again » Immigration Impact

Secretary Napolitano Clarifies President’s Deferred Action Plan…Again » Immigration Impact.

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