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. […]


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 […]

6 Things You Need to Know About Deferred Action and DREAM Act Students

August 2nd, 2012 (No Comments)

President Obama Takes Important Step to Help Immigrant Youth   By The Center for American Progress Immigration Team | June 15, 2012 Today President Barack Obama announced that his administration will suspend deportation (“deferred action”) and grant work authorization to DREAM Act-eligible youth, effective immediately. These youth, who were brought to the United States at a young age, […]

DHS: Deportation proposal could cost $585 million

July 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press – 1 day ago WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, illegal immigrants who otherwise could be deported may cost more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more than 1 million anticipated requests, according […]

Number Of Unregistered Latino Voters Large Enough To Transform Red States Into Swing States

July 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

Article The day before a class action civil rights lawsuit accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office of wide-scale civil rights violations went to trial in Phoenix, a handful of people stood at the corner of North 27th Avenue and West Indian School Road just off the city’s Black Canyon Freeway. Wearing “Adios […]

Immigration Court Backlog Tool

July 23rd, 2012 (No Comments)

This interactive link shows the nationalities in immigration proceedings, the cases pending per state, and more.. Houston has about 11,300 cases pending right now!

Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action Status program – Applications can be submitted starting August 15, 2012

July 21st, 2012 (No Comments)

NOTES FROM A RECENT WEBINAR REGARDING DEFERRED ACTION STATUS – Posted on July 21, 2012 Immigration Attorney – Ruby L. Powers The official commencement date for the program is August 14, 2012, but the applications cannot be submitted until August 15, 2012.   I. PUBLIC SAFETY Concerns:  GANGS ·         You must distinguish between Member vs. Associate ·         If Member, […]

Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities

July 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

Release Date: June 15, 2012 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact:             202-282-8010 La Secretaria Napolitano Anuncia Proceso De Acción Diferida Para Jóvenes Que Sean De Baja Prioridad Para La Aplicación De La Ley WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States […]