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Out of the shadows A first step to make young illegal immigrants welcome

August 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Aug 25th 2012 | ATLANTA AND CHICAGO | from the print edition Economist LISA OHMAN was brought up in Macon, Georgia, and speaks with a gentle southern accent. She graduated from Wesleyan College, a women’s university in Macon, with majors in biology and chemistry, and has just taken her medical-school entrance exams. Teresa Lee was brought up […]

Paperwork hitch landed this immigrant in ‘hell on Earth’

August 22nd, 2012 (No Comments)

By Lisa Riordan Seville and Hannah Rappleye, NBC News When Floyd Herbert Abdul, a native of Zimbabwe living legally in the United States, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Nov. 24, 2006, he was plunged into a bureaucratic system that he describes as “hell on Earth.” “They do so much to literally […]

Undocumented immigrants confront author of strict immigration laws

August 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

Bob Miller/for NBC News Isela Meraz and Fernando Lopez lead a group of undocumented Hispanics in protest against anti-immigration laws during a briefing on the civil rights effects of state immigration law held by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Birmingham, Ala. By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News August 18, 2012 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Protesters opposed to […]

Benefits of Deferred Action – Thoughts from the week of August 15, 2012

August 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

On the afternoon of June 15, 2012, we had heard a very exciting announcement. On June 16, 2012, I had my 31st birthday which is great because that is the age cut off for deferred action so I can remember that date/age easily.  We then tried to get ready for USCIS’s program, 60 days later. […]

Early filing for Obama’s deferred action program smart, but filing correctly is smarter Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/early-filing-obama-deferred-action-program-smart-filing-correctly-smarter-article-1.1135980#ixzz23c4DWUiM

August 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012, 4:00 AM UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012, 4:00 AM Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/early-filing-obama-deferred-action-program-smart-filing-correctly-smarter-article-1.1135980?pgno=1#ixzz23c4ToZfG The Obama deferred action program for undocumented youth is on. Some Dreamers want to submit their applications as soon as possible. Filing early makes sense, but it’s better to do it right than to file it early. Friday, I’ll […]

Chasing a ‘dream’: Immigrant youth seek legal status

August 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

Article  By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News Yelky Perez knows exactly where she will be at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday: On the government’s immigration services website, scouring for the application that could let her pursue her dream career as a surgeon and stay in the U.S. legally. Follow @mimileitsinger Perez, who said she illegally entered the […]

The Top 8 Items from Today’s DHS Announcement on Deferred Action

August 9th, 2012 (No Comments)

The Top 8 Items from Today’s DHS Announcement on Deferred Action   In a change from the prior announcement, people currently in removal proceedings will use the USCIS process when it is implemented on August 15, 2012, rather than go through ICE. Only individuals in detention will go through ICE to make a deferred action request. […]

Fees, other rules clarified for new immigrant policy

August 7th, 2012 (No Comments)

By Jason Buch Published 11:14 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2012 Houston and Texas Immigrants who came to this country as children will have to pay $465 to apply for deferred action, the so-called administrative DREAM Act, the Obama administration announced Friday. Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, laid out guidelines ahead of the Aug. […]

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE USCIS STAKEHOLDRES’ MEETING ON DEFERRED ACTION

August 4th, 2012 (No Comments)

8/03/2012   ·         Program will start August 15, 2012. Application Requests submitted/received before that date will be rejected. ·         The documents submitted must prove that the Requester (they are not claling them “applicants.” Deferred Action is a request, and as such, subject mainly to discretion):   o   Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; o   Came […]

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

August 3rd, 2012 (No Comments)

Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to focus its enforcement resources on the removal of individuals who pose a […]

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