Trump Administration to Phase-Out DACA

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced it will phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Department of Homeland Security has published a memorandum and FAQ outlining the agency’s timeline for the phase-out over the next six months. Five key takeaways include: After September 5, 2017, initial requests for DACA […]

USCIS will begin accepting expanded DACA applications on Feb 18th 2015.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has reported that it will begin accepting application for the newly expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on February 18, 2015. This announcement comes 40 days after President Obama spoke on the need for executive actions on immigration and is available at http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction. Importantly, if you were eligible for Deferred Action […]

New Executive Order on Immigration Will Affect Both Individuals and Businesses

The DHS has issued official directives that policies and regulations be made based on President Obama’s executive order on immigration that will affect both individuals and businesses. For individuals, the DHS has stated that they should begin accepting applications for “deferred action” within 90 days of November 20, 2014 for certain childhood arrivals and within […]

News Upate: Employee Requests Employment Verification for DACA

What to do when an employee requests employment verification for DACA purposes? On August 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for individuals who came to the United States as children. DACA recipients are eligible for work authorization and deferred action from removal for […]