Department of Homeland Security Undocumented Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security is a federal executive department established in 2002 in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. DHS was formed by combining twenty-two existing federal departments... more +
The Department of Homeland Security is a federal executive department established in 2002 in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. DHS was formed by combining twenty-two existing federal departments and agencies. The consolidation was aimed at creating a better integrated, more effective organization to respond to terrorist attacks and other varied threats facing the United States and its territories.  less -
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Immigration Impact: Recognizing and Reducing Liability in Corporate I-9 Procedures

2012 was a record year for Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the agency charged with I-9 enforcement. In 2012, HSI commenced 3,004 I-9 investigations and completed 495, charging...more

Immigration Reform Highlights from the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing

The once illusive and ambitious ideal that was Comprehensive Immigration Reform (“CIR”) has been steadily making its way toward reality. Beginning with the bi-partisan framework recently introduced by the “Gang of Eight,” CIR...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

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

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

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

Documentation Needed for 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, the White House and the Department of Homeland...more

Immigration Enforcement and Deferred Action

Since the announcement of the new “deferred action” policy by President Obama on June 15, many questions have been raised about what the policy is and how it will be implemented....more

Exactly What Is Deferred Action?

Since the announcement of the new “deferred action” policy by President Obama on June 15, many questions have been raised about what the policy is and how it will be implemented....more

IT'S NOT EXACTLY DREAM ACT. THE PROVISIONS ARE CORNERSTONE OF WHAT DREAM ACT WAS - DAVID H. NACHMAN, ESQ.

“About a year ago, John Morton, who is in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division of the Department of Homeland Security, passed through what was called the Prosecutorial Discretion Memorandum. It...more

Homeland Security Gives Guidance on “Deferred Action”

In the wake of President Obama’s recent announcement of an executive order granting so-called “deferred action” in favor of qualified sons and daughters of illegal immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has...more

“Deferred Action” Offers Hope to Young Immigrants

Pursuant to executive order signed by President Obama, the Department of Homeland Security has announced this week that it will defer any administrative action or deportation proceedings against certain eligible immigrants...more

Not Quite the DREAM Act for Military DREAMers

On Friday, June 15, 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued a Memorandum stating that DHS would shortly grant a temporary immigration status called “deferred action” to certain young people who were...more

Deferred Action for Young Immigrants

In what is surely good news for thousands of young immigrants, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce their intention to grant quasi-legal status (called “deferred action”) to applicants meeting the...more

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