6 States Sue to End DACA

Six states, mostly in the South and led by the Texas Attorney General, have filed a suit alleging the President did not have the executive power when President Obama signed DACA into law in 2012. Meanwhile, California and other states have also sued to keep DACA open but contending that President Trump does not have […]

Dreamers, DACA and University Diplomas

Despite the president’s attempts to end DACA, which has been stopped at least temporarily by California and other State Lawsuits against the Department of Homeland Security, additional states, Nebraska, Indiana and other states Trump won in 2016 are pushing back on the Administration and supporting Dreamers, whom they believe have offered a positive contribution to […]

Immigration Lawyers Filing for DACA after USCIS Reopens Renewals

On Saturday, January 13, 2018 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the DACA program has been reopened for those whose DACA had expired before DACA was rescinded by the president in last year. Our immigration attorneys have been working with clients who are eligible to renew or file a new request so that we […]

Federal Judge Enjoins DHS from Halting DACA Renewals

When DACA ends in March of this year, pursuant to an order from the U.S Attorney General, it is estimated up to 1000 current DACA recipients will lose status each and every day. The California Attorney General, along with other entities, filed suit in San Francisco asking a Federal District Court Judge to issue an […]

Immigration Lawyers Oppose ICE in Courthouses

Our judicial system is under attack from one of the very agencies charged with protecting it; namely, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE, its enforcement arm. All of us, including the undocumented, have the right to pursue actions in court whether it be to seek protection from an abuser or bring an action […]

Immigration Lawyers Argue DACA Was Constitutional

The current president ended DACA on March 5th of this year arguing it was unconstitutional for his predecessor to take executive action to grant DACA relief to 800,000 “Dreamers,” or undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Then President Trump stated that if Congress did not legislate DACA into law he would reconsider starting […]

Republican Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona is supporting an extension of DACA to allow recipients who qualify to continue to receive work authorization and deferral of deportation and a new version of the Dream Act which would be a “pathway to citizenship”. In the opinion of our immigration lawyers a ten year program to apply […]

Immigration Lawyers Fight ICE Detainers

Since the new administration in Washington DC, ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) has sought to detain the undocumented upon arrest by local police, place an ICE Hold on them prevent them from obtaining bail and send them to Immigration Court even in many instances when they have not been convicted of a crime. The Massachusetts […]

Immigration Attorneys Support Dream Act

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has been urging Congress to pass the Dream Act since 2007. Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama announced they would sign the bill into law allowing DACA recipients to self petition to Lawful Permanent Residence that would also create a path to citizenship. This year if the bill […]

Dream Act Reintroduced in Congress

The Dream Act, first introduced in the U.S. Senate back in 2007, has been reintroduced by a Republican and Democratic senator and, if approved by Congress and signed by the President, would allow DACA holders to apply for lawful permanent residence in the United States despite having entered the U.S. without benefit of a visa […]