Deferred Action

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Is Deferral to Labor Arbitration Awards in Jeopardy?

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a press release announcing its intention to revisit precedent created under a pair of Board decisions nearly 59 and 30 years old, respectively. The precedent involves under what...more

FATCA Withholding And Reporting Deferred For Six Months

In response to taxpayer concerns about the practicality of meeting certain FATCA compliance timeline dates, the IRS, in Notice 2013-43 issued today, has extended some of those dates and made certain conforming changes. ...more

For Deferred Action Seekers: Many Ways to Prove Qualifications

Roughly one year ago, President Barack Obama announced the availability of a new legal status for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, allowing them to remain in the country without fear of...more

U.S. Government Remains Firm on “Deferred Action” Despite Suit to Shut It Down

On Monday of this week, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor held a hearing on a Complaint filed by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (“ICE”) agents who are challenging the federal “deferred action” program...more

Michigan Secretary Of State To Issue Driver’s Licenses To DACA Recipients

Beginning February 19, 2013, the Michigan Department of State will begin issuing driver's licenses and state identification cards to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The change is based on an United...more

Undocumented Immigrants Will Soon Qualify for Illinois Driver’s Licenses

Undocumented immigrants in Illinois who have not yet pursued the grant of “deferred action” status, which temporarily suspends enforcement and deportation actions against certain qualified individuals who were brought to the...more

Many Qualified for “Deferred Action” Still Afraid of Stepping Forward

Contrary to popular belief, the Obama administration has not been “soft” on illegal immigration. In fact, last year the administration deported more than 400,000 illegal immigrants, according to published reports....more

DHS Statement May Force States to Review Driver License Policies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) clarified on Friday, January 18, 2013, that undocumented youth who are given work permits and deportation reprieve under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are...more

Post-Election Immigration Reform

President Obama mentioned comprehensive immigration reform as a priority in his acceptance speech. The President has pledged to act quickly on the issue of reform, with the expectation that “…we get [an immigration] bill...more

Documentation Needed for “Deferred Action”

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to this country as children....more

How to Request “Deferred Action” Status

Many undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children are eligible for “deferred action” status, which suspends any immigration enforcement actions that could otherwise be taken against qualifying individuals....more

Protections for Those Seeking “Deferred Action” Status

Soon after the launch of the federal “deferred action” program, which suspended immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children, the White House, the Department of Homeland...more

Use of Affidavits & Sworn Testimony in “Deferred Action” Requests

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to this country as children....more

Immigration Legislation in 2013

The recent Presidential election stressed the importance of the minority community, especially the Latino voters, in influencing the outcome of the election. The Latino community comprises approximately 10 percent of the...more

International Travel and “Deferred Action”

Soon after announcing the launch of a “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children, President Barack Obama and the federal agencies...more

Proof of “In School” Status for Deferred Action

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced the launch of a “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children....more

Renewal of Deferred Action for Students “In School”

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced the launch of a “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children....more

“In School” Qualification for Deferred Action

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced the launch of a “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children....more

Top 11 Filing Tips For Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

To ensure that your request is accepted for processing, it is important that you review your entire request package before you file with USCIS. A consultation with an experienced immigration attorney is highly recommended to...more

Deferred Action After A Few Months & The Top 6 Things You Should Know About Deferred Action (The New Immigration Plan For The...

How Does Deferred Action Look a Few Months Out? Is it a Success? The U.S. government released a second round of data on the Deferred Action and since the implementation began in mid-August, nearly 180,000 applications...more

The Process for Deferred Action

On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may be eligible, on a case-by-case basis, to receive...more

Deferred Action Recipients Not Eligible for Obamacare

While the regional centers of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are now accepting applications for deferred action from prosecution for past immigration violations for certain individuals who were brought to this...more

Forms Used for Consideration of Deferred Action

On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may request, on a case-by-case basis, consideration of deferred...more

Michigan Denies Driver’s Licenses to Beneficiaries of Deferred Action

The Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) announced on October 11, 2012 Michigan will not issue driver's licenses to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA). While SOS previously indicated...more

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Blog Post

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Hope and relief is what thousands of young people and their parents felt after the announcement by the Obama Administration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as...more

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