By: Louise Viloria The Pentagon announced Thursday that they are allowing certain Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) holders an option to apply for the military. Those accepted are promised “expedited citizenship” contingent on the successful completion of ten weeks of Basic Training. Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest … Continue reading
An update of he latest Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) numbers can be found Here. To date, 497,960 DACA cases have been accepted, with 291,859 approved and 2,352 denied. Source: USCIS
Accepted Applications: August: 36,601 September: 104, 910 October: 113,494 November: 77,280 December: 45,705 January: 31,173 February: 14, 471 Total: 423,634 Rejected Applications: August: 1,263 September: 3,676 October: 3,719 November: 2,477 December: 1,626 January: 1,281 February: 686 Total: 14,738 Average Requests/Day: August: 2,913 September: 5,715 October: 5,328 November: 3,988 … Continue reading
How many childhood immigrants who applied for the government’s deferred action DREAM Act alternative have been rejected so far? According to the Department of Homeland Security, the answer is none. The USCIS Office of Performance and Quality (OPQ) released the latest numbers for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process. The … Continue reading
On September 14, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a clarification in regards to the documentation required under the deferred action immigration program. Previously, due to the strict USCIS regulations on deferred action criteria, schools in the United States were being flooded with requests for legal documents. This heavy demand … Continue reading
Word spread this week that some of the benefits of the nation’s health care law will not extend to the thousands of undocumented immigrants given reprieve from deportation with the Obama administration’s deferred action program. This puts these individuals in an uncomfortable position where they have permission to be in … Continue reading
The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has published answers to frequently asked questions involving Secretary Napolitano’s announcement regarding the deportation of illegal immigrant youth under the age of 30. Please see the ICE website for more information.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association released the statement below in response to the Obama Administration’s announcements earlier this afternoon regarding prosecutorial discretion in the deportation of undocumented immigrant youth. AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12061552 (posted Jun. 15, 2012) On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security formally announced that … Continue reading