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USCIS Confirms DACA Recipients Are “Lawfully Present”
Posted on 19 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In updated guidance released this afternoon by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Obama Administration confirmed that recipients of deferred action are authorized to be in the United States and therefore considered to be “lawfully... Read More

Legal Debate Prompted By Arizona Ban On Deferred Action Licenses
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under current state law, Arizona residents can present a work permit, a Social Security Number and one other form of ID to receive a state driver’s license. But the governor’s office asserts that there is a difference between the young... Read More

Why 'Lawful Presence' is a Red Herring in USA v. Texas - Prof. Anil Kalhan
Posted on 15 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Anil Kalhan, Feb. 12, 2016 - "[T]here is only the illusion of a substantive problem here, because as a matter of law, “unlawful presence” simply does not carry the meaning that Judge Smith [and] the plaintiffs ... ascribe to it... Read More

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