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District Court in New York Issues Nationwide Injunction Against Rescission of the DACA Program

February 13, 2018 The district court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction ordering the government to maintain the DACA program on the same terms and conditions that existed prior to the 9/5/17 DACA rescission memo, subject to the same limitations as the 1/9/18 injunction issued in DHS v. Regents of the University of California. (New York v. Trump, 2/13/18) […]

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Updates on Filing DACA Renewal Applications in the Wake of 1/9/18 Court Ruling

UPDATED: JANUARY 26, 2018 On January 13, 2018, USCIS updated its website to include guidance on submitting DACA renewal applications in light of the January 9, 2018 district court decision. The guidance includes the following information: Clients Who Have Never Had DACA: USCIS will not accept DACA requests from individuals who have not previously been […]

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White House Releases Its Framework on Immigration Reform and Border Security

The White House released its “framework on immigration reform and border security,” including reforms on border security, DACA legalization, and changes to family-based immigration. WHITE HOUSE FRAMEWORK ON IMMIGRATION REFORM & BORDER SECURITY BORDER SECURITY: Securing the Southern and Northern border of the United States takes a combination of physical infrastructure, technology, personnel, resources, authorities, […]

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Government Appeals District Court’s Order to Partially Maintain DACA Program

January 16, 2018 The government filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit seeking review of the district court’s 1/9/18 order directing DHS to partially maintain the DACA program. DOJ also announced that it intends to seek direct review in the Supreme Court by filing a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment. […]

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Filing DACA Renewal Applications in the Wake of 1/9/18 Court Ruling

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. For more information on the rescission of DACA, see AILA’s Practice Alert: Trump Administration Rescinds DACA.  On September 8, 2017, the University of California filed a complaint challenging the rescission of the DACA program and asking the court to enjoin […]

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Talking Points on DACA and the Dream Act

Talking Points on DACA and the Dream Act While the decision from Judge Alsup is a positive step, Congress must not use this as an excuse to delay any longer on a permanent solution for Dreamers. The Trump administration is expected to appeal quickly, and this court decision will end up as another piece to a drawn […]

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California District Court Orders DHS to Partially Maintain DACA Program

January 9, 2018 The district court issued an order directing DHS to maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis on the same terms and conditions as were in effect before the rescission of DACA on 9/5/17, including allowing DACA enrollees to renew their enrollments, with the following exceptions: That new applications from applicants who have never […]

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Practice Alert: DACA Renewals Impacted by USPS Delays and USCIS Mail Service Errors

In early November, AILA received reports of DACA renewal applications wrongfully rejected by USCIS for arriving after the October 5, 2017 filing deadline. Articles in the New York Times and Vox confirmed a widespread problem and documented mail service delays by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that led to the rejection of a large number […]

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34 House Republicans Urge DACA Fix Before End of Year

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, 34 House Republicans, including several members of the Republican Main Street Caucus, sent a letter urging Speaker Paul Ryan to put a permanent solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives before the end of the year. Although the current DACA program […]

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774 Colleges and Universities Urge Congress to Protect Dreamers

On 10/19/17, the American Council on Education sent a letter on behalf of 774 colleges and universities to congressional leaders urging them to pass legislation to protect Dreamers. Representative Paul Ryan Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives Room H-305, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Representative Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader United States House […]

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