DACA Update – August 8, 2018

What is happening with DACA? The DACA struggle continues. We are awaiting a decision on a lawsuit relating to DACA after a hearing today, Wednesday, August 8, 2018. The federal judge in Texas who will be making the decision, Judge Hanen, previously struck down the expansion of DACA. How did we get here? The DREAM Act to protect certain individuals who had been brought to the United States as children never passed congress, despite years of trying. The Obama administration … Continued

What do I do if an officer comes to my door?

First of all, it’s important to understand there are many types of law enforcers. These most commonly include police officers, FBI agents, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents, and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents, along with others. All these officers are enforcers of the law and preventers of crime. Even so, you are not always required to open the door to law enforcement. If a law enforcer does not present a warrant (usually either search, criminal, arrest, or detention), you … Continued

Is it too late to apply for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)?

DACA is a program that allows people who were brought to the United States as children to apply for Deferred Action (a promise by the government to not begin removal proceedings), and a work authorization card for a two year period.  As of the end of 2015, over 850,000 people have been approved for the DACA program.  That number continues to grow as new filers continue to apply. To qualify, you must demonstrate that: You entered the U.S. before June … Continued