During the presidential campaign, president-elect Donald Trump said he plans to do away with the DACA program. Trump has provided no specifics, and has not said when this might happen. DACA was authorized in 2012 by the Department of Homeland Security. Eligible undocumented persons who came to the U.S. as children got work authorization, protection from… Read More »
Immigration lawyers are as unsure and uneasy as our clients about what the new Trump Administration has in store. AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers Association – of which immigration attorney Lynn Olinger has been a member for 15 years), released this YouTube video last month. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more.
Police chiefs, sheriffs and their organizations around the U.S. favor President Obama’s Deferred Action Policy which will give limited and temporary immigration benefits (such as the ability to temporarily stay and work in the U.S. with a federal ID card) to parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders. They hope to persuade the Supreme Court… Read More »
Immigration prisons routinely violate federal laws such as the Prison Rape Elimination Act. The Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for detaining non-citizens, regularly violates their civil and constitutional rights in immigration prisons, known as “detention centers,” according to a fact-finding study by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent bipartisan independent federal agency. … Read More »
Although there are still no application details…here’s a compilation of the President’s Executive Action announcement. For millions here “without papers” the two significant initiatives are DAP (Deferred Action For Parents) – certain parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents will be able to apply for deferred action status – and expansion of DACA (Deferred Action… Read More »
As reported in CQ Roll Call, 33 House republicans have requested that President Obama end the executive order staying the deportation of DREAMERs (the program known as DACA). DACA is inapplicable to anyone who arrived here after June 15, 2012, including the thousands of children from Central America. DACA critics claim the program has fueled the children’s migration, believing… Read More »
A federal judge in Dallas, Texas dismissed a lawsuit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers who favored deporting DREAMERS. The officers opposed the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The court held that the Civil Service Reform Act, a law governing federal employment disputes, barred it from hearing the… Read More »
Americans of all faiths support a comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. At 63%, this is three times those who favor deportation. 4500 Americans were surveyed. Religious leaders, including Catholics, Evangelical Protestants, Jews, and Muslims, likewise back this comprehensive approach.