Can an illegal immigrant practice law?

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school and passed the California bar exam.  The California attorney general is in favor of issuing him a license to practice law.  However, the federal government is opposing granting him a law license.  The Wall Street Journal article also mentions several other similar cases, many involving dreamers,  from around the … Continue reading Can an illegal immigrant practice law?

Updated FAQs on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

USCIS recently updated their FAQs on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  To see the updated FAQs you can click here.  It touches upon the commonly asked question of whether a person granted deferred action can travel and other questions I am frequently asked.  It also addresses some of the concerns, though not clearly in … Continue reading Updated FAQs on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Nebraska Will Not Issue Driver’s Licenses to Those Granted Deferred Action

Joining Arizona, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman just announced that his state will not be issuing driver’s licenses to those DREAMers granted deferred action.  What is interesting is that the federal REAL ID Act specifically allows those granted deferred action to obtain a driver’s license.  To read more check out this article from the Christian Science … Continue reading Nebraska Will Not Issue Driver’s Licenses to Those Granted Deferred Action

Virginia DMV Will Grant Driver’s License to DREAMers Granted Deferred Action

In response to a written inquiry from the Virginia American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles confirmed that it will allow those granted Deferred Action status to get a driver’s license. A copy of the letter from the DMV can be found here on the VA-ACLU website.  Thanks to the ACLU … Continue reading Virginia DMV Will Grant Driver’s License to DREAMers Granted Deferred Action

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Do I Qualify?

Beginning today, August 15, 2012, USCIS will begin to accept applications for deferred action.  Here are the official USCIS criteria for qualifying for deferred action under the administration’s new program: Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; Have continuously resided in the … Continue reading Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Do I Qualify?

USCIS Releases Forms and Information on Applying for Deferred Action for DREAMers

Today, USCIS released the Forms I-821D and I-765WS.  Interestingly enough, they decided to give the form the same number as the form used to apply for TPS except they added a “D” perhaps for Deferred Action or Dream Act?  In any event they also have a website dedicated to the program which contains extensive information: … Continue reading USCIS Releases Forms and Information on Applying for Deferred Action for DREAMers

Deferred Action for DREAMers FAQs

On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security released the following FAQs on its newly announced deferred action program for individuals who came to the United States as Children. Effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own as young children and meet several key … Continue reading Deferred Action for DREAMers FAQs

Deferred Action for DREAMers Press Announcement

On June 15, 2012, Secretary Janet Napolitano made the following press announcement: 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 … Continue reading Deferred Action for DREAMers Press Announcement