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Breaking on Saturday: Court Says Wolf Lacked Authority to Suspend DACA
Posted on 14 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Batalla Vidal v. Wolf, Nov. 14, 2020 "On July 28, 2020, Defendant Chad F. Wolf issued a memorandum that effectively suspended DACA ... the court holds that Mr. Wolf was not lawfully serving as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security under the Homeland... Read More

Tags: daca , wolf , DHS

Advocates Ask Court to Rule on Legality of DACA Memo
Posted on 15 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Sept. 11, 2020 "Civil rights organizations have filed a motion for summary judgement in a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump administration from unlawfully implementing new limits on DACA, according to papers filed in federal court today... Read More

Tags: daca , MALDEF , wolf , DHS

DACA Advocates File Contempt Motion Against DHS
Posted on 19 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Casa De Maryland v. DHS "Process matters. See, e.g., Regents, 140 S. Ct. at 1909 (“the Government should turn square corners in dealing with the people”) (citation omitted). The rule of law also matters. As does respect for the judiciary... Read More

Tags: daca , DHS

Wolf, Barr on DACA (July 28, 2020)
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 28, 2020 DHS Press Release here . July 28, 2020 memo from Wolf to ICE, CBP and USCIS here . June 30, 2020 letter from Barr to Wolf here . Read More

Tags: Supreme Court , daca , barr , wolf , DHS

Supreme Court: DACA Termination Violated APA!
Posted on 18 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS v. Regents "CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court, except as to Part IV. In the summer of 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an immigration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or... Read More

Tags: Supreme Court , daca , APA , DHS

DHS Sec. Johnson to Congress: DACA Info Should Not Be Used for Enforcement (with exceptions) - Letter
Posted on 5 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson, Dec. 30, 2016 - "Dear Representative Chu: On behalf of the Administration, I write in response to the letter you and 110 other members of Congress sent the President on December 5. In your letter, you ask us "to do everything... Read More

Trump 'Loves' Dreamers, But Kills DACA: DHS Memo (Sept. 5, 2017)
Posted on 5 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Sept. 5, 2017 - Press Release: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (September 5, 2017) Fact Sheet: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (September 5, 2017) Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission... Read More

Tags: daca , Trump , DHS

Excerpts from the Oct. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 Diversity Visas and More
Posted on 24 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

2014 Diversity Visas Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4... Read More

News Excerpts From the Nov. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS Releases Draft Guidance on Extreme Hardship | On October 7, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued draft guidance for public comment on the factors the agency considers in determining whether the denial of an application... Read More

Inspector General Finds USCIS Did Not Deliberately Violate Court Injunction
Posted on 13 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, Department of Homeland Security, Aug. 13, 2015 - "The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General (DHS OIG) found no evidence that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) deliberately violated a U.S... Read More

Tags: daca , ead , report , injunction , oig , USCIS , DHS

DHS Statement Will Force States to Review Driver License Policies
Posted on 19 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security clarified Friday that undocumented youth who are given work permits and deportation reprieve under the deferred action program are considered to be lawfully present in the United States. The updated guidelines... Read More