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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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Immigration Services Releases Fliers on New Deferred Action Executive Orders

Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases Fliers on New Deferred Action Executive Orders

As you probably already know, President Obama issued a series of executive orders last November expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and creating a new program of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) (see Obama Issues Executive Order to Address Immigration Crisis). The new guidelines for DACA …

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Department of Justice Strikes Down Federal Judge Opinion Questioning Recent Executive Action

In November 2014, President Obama initiated executive orders to address the country’s immigration issues. This series of orders called for: A crackdown at the border on illegal immigration; Priority focused on deporting felons rather than families; and Requirements of certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes for temporary stay relief. …

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What Immigration Qualifications Are Necessary to Be DAPA Eligible?

One of the initiatives listed under President Obama’s recent immigration law executive order will defer deportation of parents whose: Children are United States (U.S.) citizens and lawful permanent residents; Continuous residence has been in the U.S. since January 1, 2010; and Who are not a priority for removal from the U.S. According to The Washington …

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