DACA

Employers who depend on DACA workers need to know these facts about the end of the DACA program.

Employers who depend on DACA workers need to know these facts about the end of the DACA program The end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after five years will have a detrimental impact on the U.S. economy. Nearly 91% of the 800,000 DACA recipients are employed. Some studies report that eliminating DACA would cost $433.4 billion in GDP, and reduce Social Security and Me...
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USCIS Instructs DACA Recipients to Immediately Return Three-Year EADs

In response to the injunction in Texas v. United States, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requiring individuals with three-year EADs that were issued after the injunction to return their EADs to USCIS. Please note, this does not affect EADs that were issued before the injunction. USCIS sent a letter to affected DACA recipients (click here to view the template) w...
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Divided Fifth Circuit Denies Emergency Stay as Underlying Case on Immigration Action Proceeds

From the American Immigration Council: Washington D.C. - In a disappointing decision, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday denied the federal government’s request for an emergency stay of a preliminary injunction that has temporarily stopped President Obama’s deferred action initiatives from being implemented. The court's order keeps in place the hold on implementa...
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Unprecedented Coalition of Elected Officials, Advocates, Law Enforcement, Business Groups Ask Appellate Court to Reverse Texas Ruling Blocking President’s Immigration Initiatives

From the American Immigration Council Washington D.C. - The Texas federal district court order that blocked parts of President Obama’s executive action on immigration was based on unproven or incomplete presentations to the court and should be reversed, civil rights and immigration advocates argue in an amicus (“friend-of-the-court”) brief in the case of State of Texas v. United States. Texas a...
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USCIS to Accept Expanded DACA Applications on February 18, 2015.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on Feb. 18, 2015. Those eligible for this program can apply on or after that date.  To qualify for expanded DACA, you must have: Arrived in the U.S. before age 16; Continuously resided in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, up to the present; Been physically present in the United States...
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Top 5 Facts to Know about President Obama’s Executive Action and its Impact on Undocumented Immigrants

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important change in the legal landscape.  Millions of undocumented immigrants have no way to correct their immigration status under the law. As a result of Congress’s failure  to pass comprehensive immigration reform, the President issued an Executive Order for immediate action while pledging to continue  work with Congress to pas...
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