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USCIS to Begin Accepting Requests under Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced that it will begin to accept requests under the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on February, 18 2015. This is the first day that individuals can submit a request to apply for the DACA program as part of the revised guidelines that President Barack …

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Texas Judge Halts President’s Expanded Executive Action Immigration Plan

Texas Judge Halts President’s Expanded Executive Action Immigration Plan

In 2012, the U.S. government implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides that “certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal.” Deferred action is the use of prosecutorial discretion to …

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Federal Judge Dismisses “Sheriff Joe’s” Legal Challenge to Immigration Executive Order

On November 20th, President Obama expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and also created a new program of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) through a series of executive orders. These changes could grant relief to almost five million undocumented immigrants currently in the country, allowing them to come …

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