Va. DACA Students May Establish Residence for In-State Tuition

" In a letter sent this morning to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), the presidents of Virginia's colleges and universities, and the chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, Attorney General Mark R. Herring advised that, under current Virginia law, Virginia...

CAPAC to DHS: Expand DACA, TPS for Philippines, More

"The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus is rolling out its own set of recommendations for the Obama administration on how it can ease its deportation and immigration enforcement policies." - Seung Min Kim, Politico, Apr. 30, 2014 . CAPAC Recommendations on Immigration Enforcement...

Pleadings in Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY, STATE OF GEORGIA, CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014cv243077 DACA BENEFICIARY GEORGIA COLLEGE STUDENTS, Plaintiffs, vs. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA’S BOARD OR REGENTS, Defendants. Motion to Dismiss - pp. 23-101 PLAINTIFFS’ RESPONSE TO DEFENDANTS’...

Law Profs Weigh In on Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit

"In a nutshell, DACA recipients who can meet the durational requirement while in DACA status are clearly qualified to receive resident tuition status. It is not federal law that grants them this eligibility, but Georgia law and policy on their face. We urge the Court to order their eligibility,...

Free DACA Renewal Webinar, Friday, May 30, 2014: NILC

"The webinar will discuss the newly revised DACA application form and instructions, and other issues such as evidence, filing timelines, and much more. The webinar presenters will also be answering a limited number of questions from those of you who participate. To participate in the webinar, sign...

DACA News: Over 500K Dreamers Granted Deportation Deferral, Work Authorization

"Some 550,000 young undocumented immigrants have received temporary protection from deportation and work authorization since President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in June 2012, according to new data released by US Citizenship and Immigration Services...

Pentagon Eyes Enlisting DACA Recipients

"The Pentagon is weighing allowing some immigrants brought illegally to the country as youths to serve in the military, a unilateral step by the Obama administration as immigration legislation remains stalled in the Republican-led House. The Pentagon consideration would apply to immigrants who arrived...

News Excerpts From the June 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

CBP Launches Website for I-94 and Travel History Retrieval On May 1, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) introduced a new website that will allow nonimmigrants in the United States to obtain their I-94 arrival/departure records for any point within the past five years without filing a request...

DACA Renewal Process Released

"Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted to the Federal Register an updated form to allow individuals previously...

A DREAM Deferred: From DACA to Citizenship (Appleseed Report)

"This report analyzes an executive policy called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (“DACA”) and uses lessons gained from DACA applicants and practitioners to discuss potential future immigration programs. ... To understand what the DACA experience can tell national...

DACA Renewal Engagement This Thursday, June 26, 2014

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder engagement on Thursday, June 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). On June 5 , 2014, USCIS announced a DACA renewal process and published a...

News Excerpts From the July 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Supreme Court Decides CSPA Case | On June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio , 2014 U.S. LEXIS 3991 [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The Court held that the BIA’s textually reasonable construction of the Child Status Protection...

College Scholarships for DACA Recipients

From the Elkind Alterman Harston (Denver) newsletter: "Several states have passed legislation that makes undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, while other states have passed legislation expressly prohibiting such benefits. Undocumented immigrants...

CA9 on DACA, Arizona, Driver Licenses: Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer

"The federal government has enacted a program called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (“DACA”), which authorizes certain immigrants who came to the United States as children, without permission, to remain in the United States. In response, Arizona officials —...

Court Enjoins Arizona's Driver License Limitation

"Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was wrong to bar some young immigrants from receiving driver’s licenses, a panel of federal judges ruled today. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division to end its policy of denying licenses to young immigrants who...

Characteristics of Individuals Requesting and Approved for DACA: USCIS

"Existing data currently published by USCIS for DACA provides statistics on program operations (e.g., number of receipts accepted, rejected and approved, etc.). In contrast, this data table release disseminates information on the characteristics of DACA requestors in a manner which sufficiently...

TEGL 02-14: Eligibility of DACA Participants for WIA and WPA Programs

"The purpose of this Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) is to provide guidance to states and grantees concerning the eligibility of individuals granted relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Initiative (DACA participants) with employment authorization documents...

DACA Renewals and Executive Action: MIchelle S. Velasco

"I have personally processed over 100 DACA applications in the past two years. When talking to these young immigrants and their families, it is often impossible to tell apart the individuals who were born here and the ones who were brought here. DACA requestors speak like Americans, look like Americans...

Unaccompanied Child Migrants to the U.S. - A Drop in the Bucket and So Much Hype

" The overreaction surrounding 57, 000 unaccompanied children who have come to the United States, with a population of 300 million, is not befitting of a great nation of immigrants. Indeed, some of the reaction against these children has been nothing short of disgraceful. The waiving of the American...

USCIS Posts DACA Toolkit

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is pleased to share with you its new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Toolkit for Community Partners . The toolkit includes: DACA program overview “How Do I Request Consideration of DACA?” customer guide Tip sheet ...

MPI Webinar, Wed. Aug. 6, 2014: DACA at Two: New MPI Findings as Renewal Approaches

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 11:30 A.M. EDT; 10:30 A.M. CDT; 9:30 A.M. MDT; 8:30 A.M. PDT "In 2012, the Obama administration granted temporary relief from deportation to unauthorized immigrants who had entered the United States as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative—striking...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

New USCIS Director Testifies Before Congress | On July 29, Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, testified at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Rodriguez became USCIS director on July 9. In his written testimony, available at http...

New DACA Report and Tool by MPI

"Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million unauthorized immigrant youth who met the criteria for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at its launch in 2012 had applied for relief from deportation as of July 20, 2014, according to a Migration Policy Institute...

DACA Recipient Sues Insurance Giant Northwestern Mutual

"A class action lawsuit accuses insurer Northwestern Mutual of illegally rejecting qualified non-U.S. citizen job candidates without permanent resident visas, a legal team of Outten & Golden LLP and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund ( MALDEF ) announced [July 9, 2014]. ...

DACA Renewal Process Telecon Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 2:30 to 4 p.m. (Eastern)

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the DACA renewal process. On June 5, 2014, USCIS announced a DACA renewal process and published a revised Form I-821D...