Immigration Law

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DACA Boosts Immigrants' Earning Power, Survey Finds - Law360
Posted on 12 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, July 10, 2015 - " A 3-year-old immigration program that grants work permits and defers deportation actions for hundreds of thousands of young people in the country illegally has been a boon to the pockets and educational aspirations of its... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Law Denying Driver Licenses to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Immigrants
Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 13, 2016 - " Immigrant and civil rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Arizona’s policy of denying certain lawfully present immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the... Read More

Advocates Move To Prevent Release Of Immigrants' Info - Law360
Posted on 6 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 4, 2016 - "A group of immigrants and advocacy groups on Friday asked the Fifth Circuit to cancel a lower court’s request for information regarding certain immigrants with deferred action, adding a new development... Read More

DACA Back On...For Now
Posted on 15 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 13, 2018 - "Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the... Read More

Tags: daca , USCIS , nilc

DACA Recipient Stranded in Mexico Sues to Reunite with Husband in the U.S.
Posted on 12 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Apr. 10, 2018 - "A married couple separated by a failure of the U.S. immigration system today filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to allow them to reunite and continue their lives together at home in Los Angeles, Calif. Marco Villada... Read More

Tags: daca , waiver , villada , lawsuit , nilc

DACA SOP (April 2013)
Posted on 3 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Forms I-821D and I-765, prepared by the Service Center Operations Directorate. Manual is dated April 4, 2013, version 2.0 and was provided to AIC... Read More

Tags: daca , sop , FOIA , nilc , aic

NILC Webinar this Friday (Oct. 14, 2016)
Posted on 10 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC - " Join us for a webinar this Friday, October 14, at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern time to get the latest news and updates on key immigrants’ rights issues and developments , including: • DACA renewal delays, and strategies to... Read More

Tags: daca , webinar , dapa , nilc , Texas , health

NILC DC Seeks DACA Fellow
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is seeking a person with legal training to provide legal support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This position will support the Own the Dream campaign by expanding the pro bono legal... Read More

Tags: daca , dc , nilc

Free DACA Renewal Webinar, Friday, May 30, 2014: NILC
Posted on 15 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: daca , webinar , Renewal , nilc

NILC Update on DACA Renewal Process
Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We are one step closer to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) having the DACA renewal form ready and available for applicants! USCIS has released another draft of the DACA application form, after having reviewed comments and suggestions... Read More

Feds Sued for Deporting DACA Recipient
Posted on 19 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joshua Barajas, PBS NewsHour, Apr. 19, 2017 - "A 23-year-old immigrant who says he was cleared to work and live in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been deported, according to his lawyers. It’s believed... Read More

Tags: daca , montes , nilc , deported

Court Enjoins Arizona's Driver License Limitation
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

New York 'Dreamer' Challenges Texas Judge's Nationwide Immigration Injunction - Batalla Vidal v. Baran
Posted on 26 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Aug. 25, 2016 - "A first-of-its-kind lawsuit today opened up a new front in the defense of the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration relief initiatives, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents... Read More

NILC Updates FAQ on DACA Renewal Process
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Jan. 2014 : "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a draft application and instructions for renewing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The following answers to frequently asked questions regarding the DACA... Read More

Tags: daca , faq , Renewal , nilc

Mayors’ Defense of DACA / DAPA Brings Critical Voice to Legal Battle
Posted on 29 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is made up of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, and 33 individual mayors, including those from the nation’s five largest cities — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago... Read More