USCIS, Jan. 4, 2021 - Completing Form I-9 for Employees with Extended Work Authorization under DACA
"When completing Form I-9, employees may choose to present their unexpired Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with Category code...
MALDEF, Dec. 28, 2020
"ExxonMobil unlawfully denied a DACA recipient a job based on his immigration status, according to a class-action lawsuit filed last Thursday in federal court.
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...
Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Dec. 11, 2020
"DACA still faces a huge challenge: On Dec. 22, a federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing on its legality in a case brought by the state of Texas. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Andrew...
DHS, Dec. 7, 2020
"On November 14, 2020, Judge Nicholas George Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an opinion regarding the July 28, 2020 memorandum signed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf. On December...
Miriam Jordan, Michael D. Shear, New York Times, Dec. 6, 2020
" Michael A. Olivas, a DACA scholar , said he believed the program would survive, at least for several more years. “The Texas challenge is lurking, but the program is safe,”...
Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Dec. 6, 2020
"DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a policy announced in 2012 and over the last eight years has enabled more than 800,000 people who entered the United States before the age of 16, are...
Batalla Vidal v. Wolf
"Under the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), a "reviewing court shall ... hold unlawful and set aside agency actions, findings, and conclusions found to be . . . in excess of statutory jurisdiction, authority...
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...
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...
MALDEF, Sept. 3, 2020
"Chad Wolf is unlawfully serving as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security and therefore his memo placing new restrictions on DACA must be nullified, according to a federal lawsuit filed today.
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal...
USCIS, Aug. 24, 2020
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today provided guidance on how it will implement Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s July 28 memorandum (PDF) regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
Miriam Jordon, New York Times, Aug. 20, 2020
"It is impossible to know how many people have been denied jobs based on their DACA status, said Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund...
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...
Michael A. Olivas and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Aug. 12, 2020
"Chief Justice John Roberts held in his recent majority opinion in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. Regents of the Univ. of California that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
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 .