Tag Archives: DACA

Executive Orders Under Review

In 2012 immigrants who arrived in the United States as children found relief from deportation under the new guidelines for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.  The 2012 guidelines came in the form of an Executive Order by President Obama.  Similarly, he implemented the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent […]

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U.S. v. Texas: Supreme Court Case Could Affect Millions of Immigrants

In April, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas, a case examining President Barack Obama’s programs deferring the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.   In November 2014 Obama announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the […]

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Obama Announces Details on Immigration Executive Action

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced an Executive Action plan to overhaul and attempt to reform the broken U.S. immigration system. His plans include: Extending the validity period on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications from two years to three years Announcing a new plan called Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). […]

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Do I Need A Job Offer to Get a US Work Visa

Do You Need a Job Offer to Get a US Work Visa? One question that constantly comes up from people looking to get a work visa in the United States is whether you need a job offer first. The short answer is generally “yes.” The reason is that most work visa categories require the U.S. […]

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How to get a Green Card Through DACA

In 2012, the USCIS began granting certain undocumented aliens employment authorization for a period of two-year years under the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA for short. Approved DACA applicants may also be eligible for Advance Parole, which allows them to travel outside of the United States and to re-enter, provided that it […]

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Adjustment of Status Through Marriage Under DACA

In 2012, the USCIS began granting certain undocumented aliens employment authorization for a period of two-year years. Approved DACA applicants may also be eligible for Advance Parole, which allows them to travel outside of the United States and to re-enter, provided that it was for humanitarian, educational or employment purposes. DACA applicants are undocumented – […]

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USCIS Will Accept DACA Renewals as Early as Four Months Prior to Expiration

In September 2012, the USCIS began approving employment authorization for certain undocumented aliens who were eligible under DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals). The approvals were valid for two years, meaning that the first DACA approvals are set to expire in September 2014. Those who have been approved under DACA are eligible to apply for […]

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Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Obama administration to grant deferred action and work permits to young undocumented immigrants

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering […]

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