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Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration to Affect the Hiring and Retention of Highly Skilled Foreign Employees

The executive actions on immigration that President Obama announced in late November include a hodgepodge of new policies and directives that will impact millions of foreign nationals—both documented and undocumented—now...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

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

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

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

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program: Its Implications for United States Employers

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), creating a firestorm of reaction regarding its implications on immigration policy and the affected young people. Some...more

Dream Act Might Be a Nightmare for Employers

On August 15, 2012, the Immigration Service began accepting applications for deferred action from certain individuals under 31 years of age who arrived in the United States more than five years ago as children under the age...more

“Deferred Action” and Travel Outside the U.S.

One of the stated prerequisites for receiving a grant of “deferred action” status (one that allows such residents to stay in the U.S. temporarily without fear of prosecution) is a requirement that an individual must have...more

Sources For More Information About “Deferred Action”

Many individuals who are residing and working in this country without proper documentation are hopeful that they can receive a grant of “deferred action” status, which will allow such residents to stay in the U.S. temporarily...more

Children and Other Dependents of “Deferred Action” Beneficiaries

Many people are concerned about how the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) will treat children and other dependents of “deferred action” beneficiaries (those in the country illegally who are adjudged to be entitled to a...more

Top 11 Filing Tips for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that certain foreign nationals who were brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, can...more

Dangers of Fraudulent Application for Deferred Action

Soon after launching the “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)...more

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” Initiative Effective as of August 15, 2012

The initiative to defer the deportation of eligible young persons without lawful immigration status was officially implemented on August 15, 2012, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting...more

Those Not Eligible for Deferred Action Not Out of Luck

Soon after launching the “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)...more

HHS Announces Undocumented Individuals With Deferred Action Status Ineligible For Affordable Care Act’s Preexisting Condition...

On August 30, 2012, HHS announced an amendment to an interim final regulation that pertains to the Affordable Care Act’s Preexisting Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) program. 77 Fed. Reg. 52614. ...more

Do You Qualify For U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?

On June 15, 2012 the Secretary of Honeland Security, Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children can obtain relief from removal from the country or removal...more

Implementing the President’s DREAM Act-Inspired Executive Order

Official Application Instructions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”) was first introduced to Congress in August 2001. The...more

National Security and Public Safety Disqualifiers for “Deferred Action” Status

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, the White House and the Department of Homeland...more

“Multiple Misdemeanor” Disqualifiers for “Deferred Action” Status

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, the White House and the Department of Homeland...more

“Significant Misdemeanor” Disqualifiers for “Deferred Action” Status

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, the White House and the Department of Homeland...more

Felony Disqualifiers for “Deferred Action” Status

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, the White House and the Department of Homeland...more

Deferred Action Program Now Implemented by Homeland Security

Today, the Obama administration is implementing a new Deferred Action Program that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will administer. This program, which operates as a form of prosecutorial discretion, offers young...more

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action means that the Department of Homeland Security (under which the Citizenship and Immigration Service operates) will put off deportation of some undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as...more

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – Chicago Immigration

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, the White House and the Department of Homeland...more

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS: CIS WILL PUBLISH APPLICATION FORMS AUGUST 15, 2012

On Friday, August 3, 2012, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) published additional information regarding applications for Deferred Action for Young People, a plan originally announced by the Obama Administration...more

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