Tag Archives: DHS

The End of DACA

President Trump has ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals known as DACA program, which granted work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children. The White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision … Continue reading

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Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration – as of 1/26/2017

Yesterday President Trump signed two executive orders that are intended to follow through on his campaign promises to build a wall along the Mexican border and deport millions of so called “illegal immigrants.” These orders address a wide range of … Continue reading

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DUI as Immigration Enforcement Priority

There are many reasons not to drink and drive, and now there is one more. Not only drinking and driving can put you in jail, but now those who are not U.S. citizens can end up getting deported for it … Continue reading

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Deferred Action for Immigrant Youth

The Obama administration recently announced that it will offer relief from deportation for young immigrants who were brought to USA as minors, and meet specified precise requirements. Thus the announcement temporarily eliminates the possibility of deportation for youths who would qualify … Continue reading

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Administratively Closed Cases and EADs

DHS has stated that those people whose cases have been administratively closed may be eligible to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) pursuant to recent announcements on recommended treatment of low priority deportation cases. However, the legal basis for the EAD, … Continue reading

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DHS’s New Enforcement Priorities

In the June 17, 2011 so called “Morton Memo” on Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion, and a subsequent question and answer guide (FAQ) regarding the Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  August 18 announcement, DHS has made clear that its highest enforcement priorities … Continue reading

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Can Cases with Criminal Convictions be Considered Low Priority Under the Morton Memo?

The Morton memo of June 17, 2011, titled Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion, states clearly that cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and certain specific factors are to be considered and applied individually to each case. Determinations on cases are to be made … Continue reading

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