Students Warned About Deferred Action Scams

"La Unión del Pueblo Entero is hearing horror stories about unscrupulous immigration attorneys and notary publics telling immigrant students they must pay $4,000 to move ahead with deferred action. 'People are coming to our orientation meetings and asking how much we charge to help process...

Preparing for Deferred Action: Free Webinar, July 19th

"This webinar will cover what we know about the new deferred action policy for undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children, including basic eligibility requirements, how to document eligibility, "red flags" for applicants, and advocacy on the policy's implementation. Panelists...

Free Deferred Action Screening in Austin TX August 4th

"Saturday, August 4, 2012, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M, Catholic Charities of Central Texas, 1625 Rutherford Lane, Austin, TX 78754 (Near HWY 183 and Cameron Rd.) Find out if you might qualify for President Obama’s Deferred Action Program for “DREAMERS.” (Development, Relief, and...

Associated Press Scoop: DHS 'Preliminary Documents' Reveal Deferred Action Costs

"The Obama administration's new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, [unauthorized] immigrants who otherwise could be deported may cost more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more than 1 million anticipated requests, according to...

Who and Where the DREAMers Are

"A new analysis casts some much-needed light on the question of exactly who might be eligible for the Obama Administration’s “deferred action” initiative for unauthorized youth who were brought to this country as children." - IPC, July 31, 2012 .

Some Wary of Deferred Action

"Robert Uy, a partner at the Law Office of Lien L. Uy who handles immigration cases, said that under a different administration, deferred action could be moot. “As it [deferred action] is a policy change, a new administration could simply reverse the policy,” Uy said. “Further...

Arizona v. U.S. and Obama's Deferred Action Policy: Geoffrey Hoffman

" I am hopeful that this decision is fully utilized for what it actually stands for: embracing the executive's power to fashion an intelligent and targeted approach to immigration enforcement. There should be no doubt that the president's power to do just that was the real holding of Arizona...

USCIS Deferred Action Teleconference TODAY! - Friday, Aug. 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 P.M. Eastern

USCIS, Aug. 3, 2012 : "USCIS Public Engagement Division: Stakeholder Teleconference on Deferred Action TODAY! U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 08/03/2012 09:57 AM EDT Dear Stakeholder, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas...

Tuesday's MPI Deferred Action Event at Capacity, Will Be Livestreamed

The New Deferred Action Program: Strategies for Success "This event has reached capacity. Walk-in registration will not be accepted. However the livestream of the event can be viewed at : http://events.powerstream.net/002/00592/2012-MPI-PowerPlay/?contid=20120807#powershow Tuesday, August...

For Young Immigrants With a Past, A Fear of Falling Into Policy's Grey Area

"Cecilio, 24, came to the United States from Mexico 11 years ago. He’s expecting to graduate from Borough of Manhattan Community College next year with an Associate’s Degree in liberal arts. Cecilio satisfies the age, residence and education requirements to be eligible for a work permit...

Fearing Scams, NY Plans to Protect Young Undocumented Immigrants

"New York is launching a program aimed at protecting young undocumented immigrants from being exploited by scam artists when they begin to apply for temporary work permits next month under President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy. Some 90,000 young undocumented immigrants may be eligible...

DHS Outlines Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

USCIS, Aug. 3, 2012 : "DHS Outlines Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process - USCIS to begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action on August 15, 2012 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security today provided additional information on the deferred action for...

DACA: The Brochure (M799B)

I Am a Young Person Who Arrived in the United States as a Child (Childhood Arrival) - How Do I…Request Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? - M799B, USCIS, Aug. 3, 2012 .

DACA: The Flowchart

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - Can I be considered? - USCIS, Aug. 3, 2012 .

New Online Tool Will Provide Legal Help to Thousands of DREAMers Nationwide

"Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will launch DREAMerJustice.org, a self-assessment tool to enable eligible youth to apply for the Obama administration’s initiative offering temporary relief from deportation. DREAMerJustice.org will be available on...

DACA: The F.A.Q.

"Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues...

Do DREAMers Really Need Lawyers?

"Even though the requirements look simple, you don’t need a law degree to know that looks can be deceiving. So when do you really need a lawyer? And just as importantly, what can (and should) a lawyer do for you? ... Some of the red flags are obvious; some are not." - Laura Lichter, Aug...

Senator's Call to Napolitano Saves Immigrant

"Gray has been trying to get her own visa for nine years, but she still doesn't have one because of the backlogged immigration system. She can now stay another two years. Gray's cause got the attention of a home state senator, Claire McCaskill, whose office says she personally called Homeland...

Free DACA Webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

"Hear from leading practitioners on what their filing experience so far. You hear about documentation trends and issues encountered by foreign nationals. How should you explain the program benefits to foreign national (DREAMer) clients who inquire? What additional risks do other practitioners foresee...

Why 'Deferred Action' Isn't Enough

"Deferred action is a vague and confusing process—and it will probably lead to unscrupulous notarios entering the picture. Under current regulations, individuals whose case has been deferred are eligible to receive employment authorization, provided he or she can demonstrate “an economic...

My Great FOIA Adventure and Discoveries of Deferred Action Cases at ICE

"This Article describes my adventures in FOIA litigation and analyzes deferred action data collected informally by 24 ICE field offices between October 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. This Article also offers recommendations for the agency on data collection, recordkeeping, and transparency in deferred...

FOIA: Internal Documents by USCIS on Deferred Action (non-DACA)

"To: Interested Parties From: Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia Date: July 29, 2013 Re: Internal Documents by USCIS on Deferred Action (non-DACA) Earlier this year, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request with USCIS seeking internal documents and guidance pertaining to deferred action...

Arizona Expands Immigrant License Ban

"Arizona, one of only two states that deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants allowed to stay and work, is expanding the ban to include any immigrant granted deferred action from deportation. Most of those affected by the decision are people granted deferred action for humanitarian...

ICE Won't Deport German Home Schooling Family; 'Deferred Action' Status Granted

"A German family that was threatened with deportation after losing an appeal for asylum in the U.S. because they wanted to home school their children has been granted permission to stay in the country indefinitely, a family attorney said. Michael Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association...

Deferred Action and Alienage Discrimination: Juarez v. Northwestern Mutual

"Over a week ago, the President extended “deferred-action” status to millions of people who faced deportation for residing in the US in violation of federal immigration law. (He then defended his legal authority to do so.) Around the same time, in Juarez v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance...