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Filing DACA Applications in the Wake of Federal Court Rulings

While there cannot be any new applications at this time, there can still be applications that can be renewed. Thus, be sure if yours needs renewal to get it filed asap.

New York Times: As DACA Negotiations Drag on, a Judge in Brooklyn Could Intervene

The New York Times reports that President Trump’s laundry list of immigration demands threw a wrench into the fraught negotiations over finding a legislative solution to provide permanent protection for Dreamers. But if the Washington deal-making drags on too long, it could be disrupted by a different force: a federal judge in Brooklyn. Having found himself in a position to guide DACA’s fate because two linked lawsuits have landed in his courtroom, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis has sternly warned policymakers that should they prove unable to repair the DACA program, he might have to step in.


The new act is proposed to legislate the DREAM ACT in order to give the 800,000 young people a way to legally stay in the U.S. Call your congressional representative to vote ‘Yes’ on it

McClatchy: Trump Aides Plot a Big Immigration Deal—That Breaks a Campaign Promise

McClatchy reports that a number of White House officials, including former and current White House Chiefs of Staff Reince Priebus and John Kelly, President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence, want the president to strike an ambitious deal with Congress that offers Dreamers protection in exchange for legislation that pays for the border wall, more detention facilities, legal immigration curbs, and the implementation of E-Verify.

Looks like very distinct possibility DACA will end.

On August 24, 2017, news outlets—including Axios and the Washington Post—reported that the Trump administration is considering ending the DACA program. Some information indicated that an announcement could be imminent. However, today, Elise Foley of The Huffington Post tweeted that a DHS spokesman said no decision would come today. AILA will continue to monitor the situation, and post updates as we receive them. AILA has issued statements calling for Trump to keep DACA in place and for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.

Bipartisan Dream Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced the House version of the Dream Act of 2017, which would provide young people who were brought to the United States as children the chance to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status if they meet certain requirements. The Dream Act of 2017 was introduced in the Senate by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on July 20, 2017.

Washington Post: Democratic State Attorneys General Urge Trump to Keep DACA, Say It Has Boosted Economy

The Washington Post reports that New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Friday joined 19 other Democratic attorneys general in urging President Donald Trump to keep the under-threat DACA program. In a letter to the president, the attorneys general said the 800,000 recipients of the DACA program have been a boon to universities and employers. “They are our neighbors, co-workers, students and community and church leaders,” the letter stated. “And they are boosting the economies and communities of our states every day.”

DACA is here and ready to file

DACA is Here and ready.

Question: What is deferred action?
Answer: Deferred action is a discretionary decision by DHS not to pursue enforcement against a person for a specific period. A grant of deferred action does not alter an individual’s existing immigration status or provide a path to citizenship. Thus, deferred action cannot be used to establish eligibility for an immigration status that requires maintenance of lawful status. Deferred action, however, may allow a person to qualify for certain state benefits, such as drivers licenses, though state requirements vary.
While deferred action does not cure any prior or subsequent period of unlawful presence, time in deferred action status is considered a period of stay authorized by the Secretary of DHS. An individual does not accrue unlawful presence while in deferred action status4 or while a DACA application is pending if the individual filed a request before reaching age 18. DHS can renew or terminate a grant of deferred action at any time.
What are the eligibility criteria for DACA?
To establish eligibility for DACA, individuals must demonstrate that they:
Were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012,
 Arrived in the United States before reaching their 16th birthday,
 Continuously resided in the United States from June 15, 2007, to the present,
 Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, as well as at the time of
requesting deferred action from USCIS,
 Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or any lawful immigration status
expired on or before June 15, 2012,
On the date of application, are in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces,
Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors not occurring on the same date and not arising out of the same act, omission, or scheme of misconduct, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis and are within the discretion of USCIS.
Question: Is there a minimum age requirement for DACA applicants?
Answer: Individuals who have never been in removal proceedings or whose proceedings were terminated before they apply for DACA must be at least 15 years old at the time of filing their applications. Individuals who are under 15 but otherwise meet the eligibility criteria for DACA can apply once they turn 15.
Individuals in removal proceedings or subject to a final removal or voluntary departure order can apply for DACA even if they are under 15. Eligible individuals who are in immigration custody may not apply to USCIS for consideration, but instead are advised to identify themselves to their ICE detention officer or the Office of the ICE Public Advocate

DACA para Dreamers ya está aquí y listo.


DACA Inmigración Abogado Brian D. Lerner presenta un vídeo en la Ley de Inmigración discutir todas las áreas de la ley de inmigración en los Estados Unidos y cómo obtener permisos de trabajo, tarjetas verdes, representación deportación, visas, el ajuste, los recursos, el alivio del criminal y todas las otras áreas de inmigración. Este video tratar y explicar la DACA o acción diferida para llegadas infancia para los soñadores. La información actualizada y actual sobre DACA y cómo presentar, preparar y presentar la solicitud. Usted nos puede llamar al 562-495-0554 o visítenos en línea y hacer una cita en línea para una consulta gratis con abogado de inmigración Brian D. Lerner en blerner.checkappointments.com

DACA – Dream Act for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for DREAMERS is finally here.

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