ACLU, Sept. 5, 2019
"The ACLU of Massachusetts and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s abrupt termination of a government program that protects immigrants with life-threatening health...
Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Sept. 2, 2019
"The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would reconsider its decision to force immigrants facing life-threatening health crises to return to their home countries, an abrupt move last month...
MALDEF, Sept. 2, 2016 - " Three students are suing the University System of Georgia because of policies that ban them from attending the state's top school because of their immigration classification. The lawsuit was filed today by MALDEF (Mexican...
Deferred Action Process for Young People Announced
On June 15, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano made important statements on immigration-enforcement policy toward young people who are in the United States without...
By Carrie Rosenbaum
On June 15 President Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain undocumented youth who would otherwise be eligible for the DREAM Act. The administration instituted a policy change, but...
" While this
memorandum is indeed a giant step in providing relief to a class of
immigrants who have been out of status for no fault of their own, we
propose other incremental administrative steps so that such individuals,
even after they...
"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...
Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Aug. 10, 2016 - "On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling in the immigration case of United States v. Texas, blocking two “deferred action” programs announced by President Obama on November...
"United We Dream will be holding a webinar (online seminar) to inform all DREAMers on the new "Administrative Relief" policy that was signed last June 15th. Webinar will be led by Yale Law School Professors and members of the National Coordinating...
"This Practice Advisory provides an overview of DHS's June 15, 2012
announcement that it will grant deferred action for certain young people
who came to the United States as children. It provides preliminary
analysis and suggestions for...
Posted June 15, 2012 : "While this guidance takes effect immediately, USCIS and ICE expect to begin implementation of the application processes within sixty days. In the meantime, individuals seeking more information on the new policy should visit...
" ... 1. USCIS will shortly issue internal standard operating procedures to ensure consistency in the processing and determination of deferred action requests. 2. USCIS is tracking data regarding the number of deferred action requests, the disposition...
"Three sisters who tearfully begged for a chance
to go before a judge to avoid deportation within days were granted
something beyond what they imagined. A yearlong stay in Utah, courtesy of the federal government. Avelar and her two sisters —...
Refresh often as links will change! Also check the websites of your local immigration service providers. [This page last revised 6-19-12 at 9:50 a.m. Central.]
- DHS 6-15-12 announcement with links
- USCIS 6-19-12 page with links, FAQs
"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...