Why We Need to Keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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by Rebecca Rojas Recently, there has been much talk about Mitt Romney’s statement that while he would honor the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program initiated by President Obama, he would not continue it.  This has created unrest among potential applicants, but I think it is still too early to give up on the DACA program. As the program …

Do You Need an Attorney to Apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

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One of the most common questions asked since June 15th when President Obama announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is, “Do I need an immigration attorney to help me apply?“  Many respected voices in the immigrant community are saying that the application process and form will be so simple that people won’t need an attorney to apply.  Others are …

Update on the Obama Deferred Action Plan

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It turns out that President Obama did NOT issue an Executive Order on Deferred Action for youth who entered the US before they turned 16 on June 15, 2012. Rather, DHS Secretary Napolitano issued a MEMO on a specific type of prosecutorial discretion to be exercised towards those youth. In her testimony before the House of Representatives on July 19, …