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DACA final rule takes effect this month


On Halloween this year, the Biden administration’s final regulation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) went into effect. The final version of this rule closely reflects the original executive order enacted in 2012 during the Obama Administration. So, what is deferred action? Deferred action is a longstanding immigration practice that is granted by the […]

Will DAPA Be Enforced?


On February 16, 2015, Texas and twenty-six other states filed a case against the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) and the implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”).  DACA  was originally created in 2012 and allowed immigration officials on a case-by-case basis to refrain from removing […]

Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program is an Obama Administration initiative implemented to extend rights and benefits to the growing number of undocumented youths and young adults living in the United States. The program allows youths and young adults meeting certain requirements to temporarily defer deportation and receive both eligibility for renewable two-year work […]

Traveling for DACA Recipients

Immigration Reform


By: Margarita Baldwin* The memorandum of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals prevents deportations of illegal immigrants who were brought to the US as children. Many of them already obtained a 2-year work permit. However, will they be able to travel? Depending on what source they rely on, the answers vary, and it can be very […]

Effectiveness of DACA Blocked By Fears


By: Helena Coric* Over two months have passed since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program emerged this summer. Now, the time has come to evaluate its progress and effectiveness. The adjudication process has begun as judges review evidence presented by the parties involved. USCIS has reported that 4,600 cases have been approved of […]