Category Archives: Deferred Action

Renewing DACA? Four Tips to Help You Avoid Problems

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created as part of an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in 2012. When granted, DACA provides deferred action, including protection against deportation and access to a work permit. You must renew DACA to keep legal protections. Here, our  DACA renewal attorney offers four tips …

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Report: Amidst Uncertain Future, California Students are Applying for DACA

According to a report from the LAist, many California students are rushing to apply for DACA for the first time in over three years. The spree of applications comes as many vulnerable people are worried that the DACA door could suddenly be slammed shut again at any moment. Below, our Los Angeles DACA attorney discusses …

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A Federal Judge Orders the Trump Administration to Fully Reinstate the DACA Program—What it Means for You

On December 4th, 2020, there was another major development in DACA litigation. A federal judge ordered the full reinstatement of the program. As reported by The New York Times, Judge Nicholas Garaufis vacated the Trump Administration’s July order preventing new applicants from applying for protection. Here, our DACA lawyer provides an overview of the federal …

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AP Report: Large, Quick Shift on Immigration Policy Expected Under Incoming Biden Administration

On November 10th, 2020, the Associated Press (AP) published a report noting that significant, swift changes are expected on federal immigration policy in the initial days of the Biden Administration. As President-Elect, Joe Biden is informing allies that he plans to use executive authority to roll back many of President Trump’s most controversial immigration orders. …

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Supreme Court Saved DACA, But Many DREAMers Still Lack Reliable Protection

In 2017, President Trump took action to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). After years of legal battles, the Supreme Court of the United States finally weighed in on the matter in June— saving DACA by ruling that the Administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it moved to unilaterally terminate the program. …

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Telemundo Interview: President Trump Promises New Executive Order on Immigration

On July 10th, President Trump sat down for an exclusive interview with Telemundo—North America’s largest Spanish language television network. In a sharp break from his usual anti-immigrant rhetoric and his poor record on immigrant rights, the president made big promises to help expand legal protections for people.  Among other things, the President stated his intention …

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DACA Survives the Supreme Court Challenge (But it is Not a Total Victory)

On June 18th, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against the Trump Administration in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. It is an important, much needed win for immigrant rights. The nation’s highest court has stopped the Trump Administration’s attempt to end the Obama-era …

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Supreme Court is Set to Release Major DACA Decision: Here is What is at Stake

We are approaching the eight-year anniversary of President Obama’s announcement of the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States will weigh in on the future of the program.  In the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University …

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ICE Arrested a DACA Recipient — Then the Agency Went After Her Parents

Recently, the Chicago Sun Times reported on an especially heartbreaking story of a 26-year-old mother and DACA recipient who was arrested and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while taking her child to school. Paula Hincapie-Rendon, the young mother, was originally brought to the United States from Columbia by her parents when she …

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Flight Attendant With DACA Released After Spending More than a Month in an Immigration Detention Facility

According to reporting from NBC News, Selene Saavedra Roman — a 28-year-old flight attendant from Phoenix, Arizona — has finally been released after spending more than a month in an immigration detention facility. An enrollee in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Ms. Saavedra Roman arrived in the United States when she was …

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