/Tag: DACA

California bill would give unemployment benefits to DACA members

California's diversity has always been one of the state's greatest strengths; and as the immigration debate has intensified over the past decade, a variety of laws have been passed to try and maintain that diverse climate. Recently, laws have been passed to give people under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a better chance of making [...]

By |2018-04-20T16:10:44+00:00December 13th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Employment-Based Immigration, Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on California bill would give unemployment benefits to DACA members

It may not be what DREAMs are made of, but DACA still helpful

There is renewed optimism that the DREAM Act, or some version of it, could be passed in the near future. The DREAM Act would give permanent residency to non-U.S. citizens who meet certain qualifications (it would also set up other paths to residency through a temporary status and a probationary period). Deferred Action for Childhood [...]

By |2018-04-03T20:45:05+00:00November 29th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on It may not be what DREAMs are made of, but DACA still helpful

Despite uncertainty, work permit provision a plus for DACA program

One of the major sticking points for illegal immigrants in this country is their ability to work, and it carries over to those immigrants who are trying to enter the country legally. It can often be difficult to secure work permits or visas to gain employment in the U.S. There are many things that can [...]

By |2018-04-18T16:33:36+00:00September 24th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Employment-Based Immigration|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Despite uncertainty, work permit provision a plus for DACA program

DACA program not a guaranteed draw for young potential applicants

While the deferred action program, called DACA, has successfully started to receive applicants and has begun handing out the DACA status to some individuals, concerns have been raised over the program. One is not necessarily in control of the program itself - con artists posing as a professional with "insider knowledge" of deferred action. These [...]

By |2018-03-09T19:22:27+00:00September 6th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on DACA program not a guaranteed draw for young potential applicants

Guidelines announced for new deferred action program

The Obama administration's promise for deferred action -- essentially a formalized version of prosecutorial discretion that you have to apply for to obtain -- has finally taken shape, as the much of the official program has been made public. Applicants who are approved under this new program will achieve temporary legal status in the U.S., [...]

By |2018-04-18T15:19:54+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action Program, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Guidelines announced for new deferred action program