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August 2012 Archives

DHS answers educators' questions on deferred action (2 of 2)

This summer, the Department of Homeland Security announced a major immigration policy change involving young immigrants who are in the country illegally. Essentially, the program gives young immigrants meeting certain qualifications the opportunity to apply for differed action to be safe from deportation and obtain work authorization for at least two years.

DHS answers educators' questions on deferred action (1 of 2)

"Differed action" is the title given to the Department of Homeland Security's new program that defers deportation and grants work permits to young immigrants who are in the country illegally and meet certain qualifications. Immigration officials began accepting requests for differed action on Aug. 15, and school records have proven to be key documents in the application process.

ICE agents file suit over immigration policy change

While thousands of young immigrants who are in the country illegally are joyfully celebrating the new immigration policy that gives them a chance to apply for work permits, others aren't so pleased.

Immigrant adoptee sues state after being given false information

One would think that when U.S. citizen parents adopt a child from another country the child automatically gains citizenship upon adoption. However, this is not the case, and misunderstanding has caused major problems with family immigration.

Young immigrants begin applying for new work permits (2 of 2)

The Department of Homeland Security began accepting applications on Wednesday of this week for a new program that afford young undocumented immigrants the temporary right to live and work in the United States without the threat of deportation. As we discussed in the last post, the program grants "deferred action" permits to qualifying applicants who were brought to the United States as children.

Young immigrants begin applying for new work permits (1 of 2)

Today is the day that many young undocumented immigrants in South Carolina and the rest of the nation have been waiting for. Today -- Aug. 15, 2012 -- the Department of Homeland Security began accepting applications for its program that grants work permits to young immigrants who are in the country illegally and meet certain qualifications.

Young immigrants can begin applying for work permits next week

August 15 is an important day for young undocumented immigrants in South Carolina and the rest of the United States. This marks the inauguration of the Obama Administration's new policy that allows certain young immigrants to apply for temporary protection from deportation and removal.

E-2 business visa has unwelcome catch for Missouri family

Last month, we wrote about a young woman who faces deportation after spending most of her life in the United States. The young woman left England at a young age with her parents, who had a visa to start a business in this country. The problem is that the young woman turns 21-years-old this week, which means no longer stay on her parents' visa.

Report: Deportation case-closures low despite new policy

The Obama Administration announced last year that immigration officials would begin focusing on deportation proceedings involving criminals, partially in effort to relieve the 300,000 case backlog from the immigration court system.

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