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DACA in the news

January 15, 2018

Due to a federal court order, USCIS is now accepting applications to renew DACA.  Please note that this is available to people who already have DACA and not to those who want to apply for the first time.

TPS ends for El Salvador

January 9, 2018

On January 8, 2018, President Trump announced the termination of TPS for El Salvador as of September, 2019.  El Salvador joins now the other countries for which TPS has been terminated, such as Haiti and Nicaragua.  For information on re-registration, … Continue reading

TPS Nicaragua, Haiti and Honduras

December 14, 2017

Nicaragua:  TPS designation for Nicaragua has been terminated effective January 5, 2019.  Unless an alternative lawful immigration status has been received by this date, Nicaraguans must leave the U.S. or face deportation. Nicaraguans with TPS are required to re-register and … Continue reading

Immigration Principles & Policies

October 17, 2017

On October 8, 2017 the Trump Administration issued its long-awaited “Immigration Principles & Policies”. Trump’s accompanying letter to Congress states that these “reforms must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Continue reading

The end of DACA

September 6, 2017

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the DACA program set up by Executive Order of President Obama in June, 2012.  DACA allowed some 800,000 young persons that were brought to this country as children to obtain work authorization, … Continue reading

RAISE Act

August 15, 2017

The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a Congressional bill supported by President Trump, would alter the immigration landscape by drastically reducing legal immigration.  Among other things, it would eliminate the Diversity Visa Program and family petitions … Continue reading

Norwalk Resident at Risk of Deportation Receives Stay of Removal

August 1, 2017

Nury Chaverria, a Norwalk resident with four US citizen children, one of whom is disabled, received a stay of deportation and was able to return home. Chaverria, an undocumented US resident for 24 years, had been attending regular ICE check-ups … Continue reading

Immigration Bills

August 1, 2017

Kate’s Law, a law imposing harsher punishments on immigrants who were previously deported and returned to the United States illegally, and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which cuts off some Federal grants to Sanctuary Cities that do not work … Continue reading

DACA Updates – actualizaciones de DACA

July 29, 2017

The Trump Administration has gone from telling Dreamers to “rest easy” last April to not being able to commit to defending DACA should it be challenged in court. The Texas AG leads the push to end DACA but the case … Continue reading

Travel Ban Goes into Effect – Prohibicion de viaje

June 29, 2017

The Travel Ban went into force at 8 pm on Thursday the 29th after the Supreme Court decided to allow parts of the ban to move forward . The ban affects residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. … Continue reading