As the Trump administration moves closer to ending the DACA program, many Americans wonder what type of effect it will have on the country. Trump announced in September his plans to scrap DACA, a program that provides temporary protection to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States … Read more about DACA: The Past, the Present, and the Future
According to a recent article from the the Associated Press, the Obama administration is set to remove the lowest number of undocumented aliens since 2006. Continuing the Trend of Low Removals As recently as April 20, 2015, immigration officials at the federal level pursued and finalized the … Read more about Immigrant Removals Continue to Decline Under Obama Administration
Although it has not been promoted widely, the Obama administration has created a program that allows immigrants coming from certain countries in Central America and reside legally in the United States to bring certain family members to the U.S. The program is known as “The Central American Minors … Read more about What is the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program?
Some members of congress have stated that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Prosecutorial Discretion Policy will allow hundreds of thousands or even millions of unlawful immigrants that aren't eligible for citizenship to bypass existing laws and obtain legal status through Deferred Action … Read more about The Truth About Prosecutorial Discretion and Advance Parole
On March 19, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new guidelines for the apprehension, detention and removal of undocumented immigrants. It is very important for any individual who is eligible for DACA and DAPA or, anyone who is currently involved in an immigration court case to … Read more about New Guidelines on “Prosecutorial Discretion” Could Benefit Undocumented Immigrants
On March 14, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for an immediate stay pending appeal from a Fifth Circuit injunction that has blocked the development of the recent immigration initiatives put into effect by President Barack Obama. The Department of Justice, along with the Obama Administration … Read more about Department of Justice Files Appeal to Lift Injunction on Obama Immigration Reform
On Monday, a federal judge in Texas officially declined to lift the block of the Obama Administration's immigration plans for at least 10 more days, according to court records. Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen who is located in in Brownsville, Texas which is … Read more about Texas Judge Continues Block on Obama Immigration Plan
President Barack Obama asks the court to restart amnesty as millions of undocumented aliens await a final decision on Obama's executive action. President Obama states that he has full confidence that the appeal will be granted. President Obama states "I think the law is on our side and history is on … Read more about Obama Requests Amnesty while DACA and DAPA Appeal is Pending
Recently, USCIS made an official announcement that it would be opening its doors for applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) using the new and expanded guidelines on February 18, 2015 (USCIS.gov). According to “DACA II”, an individuals who has arrived in the United States … Read more about USCIS Will Start Accepting DACA Petitions February 18, 2015
Within the massive discussion of immigration reform, it can be difficult to keep track of every development. The passage of Senate Bill 744 (S.744) would carry with it implications that would effect standing laws. Two acts are being directly effected by S.744 – The DREAM Act and DACA. Under S.744 … Read more about Which is better: Legalization through the Dream Act or DACA?