La Secretaria Napolitano Anuncia Proceso De Acción Diferida Para Jóvenes Que Sean De Baja Prioridad Para La Aplicación De La Ley 15 de junio, 2012

July 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

Contacto: Oficina de Prensa del DHS,             (202) 282-8010 WASHINGTON— La Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, Janet Napolitano, anunció hoy que con vigencia inmediata, ciertos jóvenes que entraron en los Estados Unidos siendo niños jóvenes, que no presentan un riesgo para la seguridad nacional ni para la seguridad pública y que cumplen con […]

Tattoo Checks Trip Up Visas

July 13th, 2012 (No Comments)

Body Art Associated With Gang Symbols Derails Some Immigrants’ Green Cards By Miriam Jordan | The Wall Street Journal – Wed, Jul 11, 2012 10:47 AM EDT In December, Hector Villalobos traveled from Colorado to his native Mexico for an interview, part of his application for U.S. permanent residency. Mr. Villalobos expected to be gone […]

Immigration attorneys ‘bombarded’ after Obama policy announcement

June 21st, 2012 (No Comments)

“It is important that people not do anything until it is clear what the actual process is to apply,” Abdin said. “We don’t want them to fall prey to notaries or attorneys who are only after money and are not really going to be helping them.” Abdin and other immigration attorneys urged undocumented immigrants hoping […]

Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities

June 17th, 2012 (No Comments)

Link U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) alerts eligible individuals NOT to submit a deferred action request under the Deferred Action Process for Young People memorandum issued by Secretary Napolitano on June 15. If you submit now, your application will be rejected. The Secretary’s directive gives USCIS 60 days to create a process to accept these requests and we […]

Skepticism, joy among illegal immigrants over Obama decision

June 16th, 2012 (No Comments)

By Miranda Leitsinger, While some illegal immigrants and their advocates heralded the Obama administration’s announcement Friday that it would no longer seek the deportation of most undocumented youth, others expressed skepticism, saying it was a grab for Latino votes and wouldn’t make a big difference. More… A senior administration official said in a conference […]

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

June 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those who […]

Fact Sheet: Transforming the Immigration Enforcement System Release Date: June 15, 2012

June 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

Direct Link 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 […]

Obama Offers Two Years of ‘Deferred Action’ to Illegal Immigrants

June 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

Those who are in the U.S. illegally, but meet certain criteria, won’t face prosecution Some young illegal immigrants living in the United States will be eligible for a reprieve from federal prosecution, according to a Friday announcement by the Obama administration. It’s a move ripe with election year politics as both President Obama and Republican […]

DHS will formally announce this morning that it will offer deferred action to DREAMers.

June 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

DHS will formally announce this morning that it will offer deferred action to DREAMers. Preliminary information indicates that eligible applicants must: Be 15-30 years old, and have entered before age 16 Have been present in the U.S. for 5 years as of June 15, 2012 Have maintained continuous residence Have not been convicted of one […]

STARS Act Highlights Potential Pitfalls of Rubio DREAM Proposal

June 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

When news broke yesterday that a Florida congressman introduced an alternative version of the DREAM Act, many assumed it was Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been promising for months to introduce such legislation. In fact, the bill in question—dubbed the STARS Act—was introduced by Rep. David Rivera, a member of the House who introduced similar […]