ICE’s increased enforcement efforts and, specifically, a six-week nationwide gang pursuit operation resulted in 1,378 arrests. Only 3 of the arrested were beneficiaries of the President Obama-initiated Deferred Adjudication of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The government has concluded an investigation that resulted in sentencing of Ms. Rosa Cingari to 12 years and 7 months in
The start of the New Year has been marked by a few immigration controversies. An important federal court decision of January 9th has resulted in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) resumption of DACA status renewal and temporary employment authorization application acceptance and processing for the registered DACA individuals. USCIS recommends that applicants
DACA: The Trump administration has initiated a phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Initial requests for DACA and associated applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) are no longer being accepted by USCIS. Note: Initial DACA requests filed by September 5, 2017 will continue to be processed by USCIS.