Archive for the Immigration Category

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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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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USCIS publishes information about the new Deferred Action program

The USCIS is still generating the rules and process to apply for deferred action under the DREAM Act criteria; however, some new and important information is contained in their latest post.  This program is not currently in place, so you cannot apply until USCIS publishes rules on

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DREAM Act and young immigrant eligibility for deferred action

Obama and DREAM Act Guidelines 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.  There are now more

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Doubts about the new DREAM act and deferred action, and likely USCIS response

President Obama announced the new program guideline for DREAM eligible immigrants to apply for a form of deferred or suspended action.  The program sounds quite good on paper, but the practical side of this program may be nullified by resistance from the very agency required to follow

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New immigration policy announced today: minors who entered illegally

President Obama today announced a new immigration policy that allows immigrants who arrived here before age 15 to apply for status with work permits: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/15/obama-immigration-order-deportation-dream-act_n_1599658.html The memorandum from the Department of Homeland Security is found here: DHS Memorandum on immigration change The policy appears to allow illegal

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