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U.S. Could Lose an Estimated 20,000 Teachers, Many Bilingual, as DACA is Phased Out

Dianne Solis James Barragán, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 5, 2017 - "Texas stands to lose about 2,000 teachers who are in the DACA program, and as many as 20,000 such teachers would be affected nationwide. The clock is ticking, and without a legislative reprieve, within a few years it will be...

176 Bipartisan Mayors Support DACA, Urge Swift Passage of Dreamer Legislation

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Oct. 10, 2017 - "Today, as many in Congress and around the nation express concern with the White House’s Sunday night proposal that would trade hard-line immigration policies for legislation to protect 800,000 young people who live in fear of being separated from...

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman: Legal Consequences of DACA Rescission

Geoffrey Hoffman, Oct. 23, 2017 - "Ending DACA raises a host of legal issues. Beyond the legal consequences are also crucial non-legal issues flowing from President Trump’s decision to end the program. These include, but are not limited to, the psychological harm to individuals and their families;...

USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewal Requests Affected by Mail Service Issues

USCIS, Nov. 15, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received reports that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified USPS mail service delays that affected a number of DACA renewal requests. Because the DACA policy has been rescinded and individuals can no longer request...

CA9 on DACA, Mandamus, Administrative Record: Trump v. U.S. District Court

Trump v. U.S. District Court, Nov. 16, 2017 - "Several sets of plaintiffs sued to enjoin the rescission of DACA under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and under various constitutional theories not relevant here. ... The government asks us to permanently stay the district court’s...

Hollywood Actor Bambadjan Bamba Reveals DACAmented Status

Tre'vell Anderson, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 28, 2017 - "Motivated by the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind the Deferrred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, the Obama-era policy that protects the children of immigrants who didn’t enter the country legally...

USCIS Posts Rejected DACA Renewal FAQ

USCIS, Nov. 30, 2017 - "Frequently Asked Questions: Rejected DACA Requests Specific guidance will be provided soon about the steps that a DACA recipient must take to resubmit his or her renewal request to USCIS if the filing was rejected due to U.S. Postal Service mail-service delays. Q1...

Young [DACAmented] Americans - Texas Monthly

Dec. 2017, Michael Hall, Trevor Paulhus, Texas Monthly - "It was Halloween morning in County Court-at-Law No. 6, in downtown Austin, and Pedro, wearing a conservative dark suit, blue striped tie, and white shirt, stepped deliberately through the courtroom. He is short and boyish-looking, with a...

USCIS Updates Rejected DACA FAQ (Dec. 7, 2017)

USCIS, Dec. 7, 2017 - "Q1: Are any new DACA requests being accepted? A1: No. The DACA policy for accepting new, initial DACA requests ended on Sept. 5, 2017. Q2: Can I still submit a DACA renewal request? A2: No. The due date for DACA renewal requests was Sept. 5, 2017 for recipients whose...

Court Orders Reinstatement of DACA: Inland Empire v. Duke

Nicole Rodriguez, Newsweek, Dec. 2, 2017 - "The evening of February 12 began uneventfully for Los Angeles-area resident Jesus Alonso Arreola. The 23-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico began his shift as a Lyft and Uber driver and picked up a fare in San Diego. The money for the trek...

The Dream Act Could Bring the Rule of Law Back to Immigration Policy

Prof. Hiroshi Motomura, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Dec. 7, 2017 - "When President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he also punted. He left it to Congress to decide if the country would extend lawful immigration status, via the long-stalled...

Vox Exclusive: The Postal Service Kept Him From Renewing His DACA, Then ICE Arrested Him

Dara Lind, Vox, Dec. 13, 2017 - "A former DACA recipient who was waiting to reapply for deportation protections, after his initial application was rejected due to postal service delays, is currently in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Pennsylvania, Vox has exclusively learned...

USCIS Updates Rejected DACA FAQ (Dec. 27, 2017)

USCIS, Dec. 27, 2017 - " Based on information provided by USPS regarding the mailing of DACA requests, USCIS is sending letters to affected DACA requestors inviting them to resubmit their DACA request within 33 calendar days. For any such affected DACA requestor who proactively resubmitted his/her...

3 Former DHS Secretaries Urge Speed on DACA Legislation

Jan. 3, 2018 - "We write to you today as Congress considers legislation to allow certain young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the country as children, to be able to continue to live, work and contribute to our country. We write not only in strong support of this legislation, but to stress...

Judge Enjoins DACA Wind-Down: Regents v. DHS

Josh Gerstein, Politico, Jan. 10, 2018 - "In a [49-page] ruling Tuesday evening, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA. Alsup said...

White House Immigration Meeting: Confusion or Progress?

JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, New York Times, Jan. 9, 2018 - "President Trump on Tuesday appeared open to negotiating a sweeping immigration deal that would eventually grant millions of undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, declaring that he was willing to “take...

DACA Back On...For Now

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 terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept...

Second Federal Court Blocks Trump DACA Shutdown: Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Feb. 13, 2018 - "A second federal judge Tuesday has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that DACA participants...

DACA Increased Immigrants’ Education, Labor Force Participation, and Productivity, Lowered Teen Pregnancy - Study

Matthew Yglesias, Vox, Feb. 14, 2018 - "The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program changed the lives of young people who came to the United States illegally as children in incredible ways — boosting high school graduation rates and college enrollment, while slashing teen births by...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Won't Hear Trump's DACA Challenge Now

Lydia Wheeler and Rafael Bernal, The Hill, Feb. 26, 2018 - "The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Trump administration's challenge to a lower court ruling temporarily blocking it from winding down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision delivers...

Major DACA Victory: Court Enjoins Unlawful DACA Revocations, Nationwide Class Certified (IEIYC & Arreola v. Nielsen)

ACLU, Feb. 27, 2018 - "As part of its anti-immigrant agenda, the Trump administration has been revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals grants based on unproven allegations or minor offenses that should have no effect on whether a person can protected from deportation under DACA. This policy...

DACA is Legal; Here's Why

Immigration law scholars filed this powerful amicus brief in a pending 9th Circuit appeal, Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. DHS.

Bond-Related Issues for DACA Recipients - CLINIC Practice Advisory (Mar. 26, 2018)

CLINIC, Mar. 26, 2018 - "The aim of this practice advisory is to provide practitioners with a resource for representing former DACA recipients in INA § 236(a) immigration bond proceedings." Copyright 2018, The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). This practice advisory...

DACA Recipient Stranded in Mexico Sues to Reunite with Husband in the U.S.

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, a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

Practice Advisory - Overcoming the Asylum One-Year Filing Deadline for DACA Recipients

Victoria Nielson, Reena Arya, CLINIC, Apr. 13, 2018 - "With the uncertain future of DACA, it is important to fully screen all DACA recipients for other potential forms of relief, including asylum. Many DACA recipients may be eligible for asylum, but almost all DACA recipients will have to overcome...