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The President’s Executive Actions on Immigration Are Further Delayed

Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen last month in lawsuit filed by...more

Temporary Injunction Issued Against DAPA And Expanded DACA

Judge Andrew Hanen, a federal judge in South Texas, temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration this past Monday, February 16. The lawsuit was brought by 26 states and Judge Hanen ruled that the...more

Federal Judge Enjoins President’s Immigration Action

On Monday, February 16th, a federal judge in Texas ruled in favor of the state of Texas and 25 other states to halt President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which was announced in November 2014. HRLegalist...more

Forecasting USCIS Delays This Summer

As has been widely publicized, on November 20, 2014, President Obama announced Executive Actions on Immigration, including: - Expanding the parameters of his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to...more

Illegal Immigrants and DACA: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

In our blog post on November 17, 2014, we summarized the substance of the White House announcement laying out a number of executive actions that President Obama is taking to address the fact that nearly twelve million...more

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

CIS Announces Process for Renewing Enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson recently announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is a discretionary determination to defer...more

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

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