DACA SAFE FOR NOW

DACA appears safe, for now. It seems media across the spectrum reports that it’s a(nother) broken promise for Trump – with the Washington Times adding that the reversal “enrages conservative base” and the Daily Caller bemoaning that “100,000 illegals got amnesty in Trump’s first three months.” Rep. Steve King – who wonders how “we” can “restore our civilization with other […]

THE SLOW KILLING OF DACA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of #DACA today. Here is what that means (based on info we have now): If you have never filed for DACA, it’s too late, as of today. You’ll have to find another way to stay. There may be options depending on your particular history, so seek counsel. If you are filing for renewal of […]

SOME LEGAL OPTIONS DURING DACAPOLYPSE

Some legal options for Dreamers to start thinking about during #DACApolypse. I preface this by saying don’t let up advocacy and working with allies on the ground, and in the halls of Congress. Ultimately we need our leaders to act. But I’m a lawyer, and so I’m going to talk about legal options that can help […]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PARTIAL DACA REINSTATMENT

DACA was rescinded on September 5, 2017, and USCIS has not accepted any renewal applications since October 5, 2017. On January 9, 2018 a federal judge ordered USCIS to resume accepting DACA renewal applications. WHO CAN FILE Any person who meets all the DACA requirements, and has held DACA at some point in the past may now prepare […]

WHY DON’T THEY COME LEGALLY?

A HYPOTHETICAL CASE STUDY Let’s take the example of a 35 year old Dreamer, #DACA expiring Mar 2018. He came to US with his parents at age 4. He has no criminal record, and has never left the US. He goes to see an immigration lawyer his family has been working with for years. First: Our Dreamer is […]