This Evening: A difficult conversation with my son . . . .

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Lady Liberty Weeps,

Tonight tested my parenting skills 윈도우 7 oem 다운로드.  For 18 months, I have had to explain to my seven year old son that the man who ran for and received the Republican nomination for President represented the antithesis of our values as a family and a nation http 파일. Virtually every theme of his campaign was the opposite of what his dad fights for every day. Now he will be our President.

So, we respect the office of President 컴퍼니 오브 히어로즈 2 한글 패치 다운로드.  When he gets it right, we will stand with him.  When he is wrong, we will fight to our last effort; with our words, with our arguments, with the facts …. 유튜브 오디오 라이브러리 다운로드.with the truth.  And, as we all know, the truth is that the overwhelming percentage of undocumented immigrants are not drug dealers, criminals or “bad dudes” 다운로드.  In fact they are mothers, fathers and children who we are more than proud to call friends and neighbors. They, and certainly not the candidate up to yesterday, represent the best of what has made and in truth, does today make America already Great 자연 사진 다운로드!

But let us not fool ourselves.  We have our work cut out for us.  Already for months before the election we have received confirmed reports of elementary school children in rural southwestern Illinois being bullied by other white kids who tell them that after the election, their parents will be kicked out to Mexico glut32.  Children.  US citizen children.  This is already the legacy of this election and our abject failure as a nation to remember who we are and who we are called by history to be 다운로드.

So a great burden falls to us as we were all reminded this morning:

“Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

My friends, there is much work to do and so much to work for 레포트 양식.  We must not lose heart.  As my colleague, friend and oftentimes mentor over in Kansas City (you know who you are) consoled me this morning, we have a job to do and clients who depend on us to do it 페이스북 앱 다운로드. Quit wallowing, get off you butt and get back to work!  Likely, I think, in the upcoming weeks, I won’t have much more to offer my son than that example.

So, in that vein, this Sunday its back to Dilley for a week of volunteer work with CARA representing women and children asylum seekers from Central America.  Somehow, that work always seems to put things in perspective.

In the upcoming weeks and months, we will keep you up to date on how the Trump administration begins to take shape and how that might effect the lives of our immigrant community.  We will not grow weary.  We will straighten our backs and stiffen our resolve and fight on with the good fight.  It is what we are called to do.

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US Legal Solutions is proud to support and participate in this important election year conference.  Registration is now open and can be accessed through the SIUE Illinois SBDC International Trade Center web site 다운로드.  Download the Flyer linked above and follow the “Register Here” link cure.exe 다운로드.

This year the annual conference will be hosted at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE) at the Business School’s Illinois SBDC International Trade Center located at the Morris Universtiy Center 다운로드. The date will be November 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will focus on developing and unleashing the potential of full participation by aspiring new Americans in our community–the benefit to both the existing community as well as our new community

We are particularly excited to announce that the keynote lunch speaker for this conference will be Michel Waslin of the American Immigration Council 트위치 구독자 다시보기 다운로드.

Michel Waslin

Michele Waslin is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the American Immigration Council, where she had also worked from 2007-2012 다운로드. Before returning to the Council, Michele worked at the Pew Charitable Trusts where she launched the Immigration and the States project focusing on the relationship between levels of government 엠페러 배틀 포 듄 다운로드. She also previously served at the National Council of La Raza and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

The American Immigration Council is located in Washington, D.C 롤 인게임. and its Immigration Policy Center is a recognized national and international authority in the area of immigration policy research.  Among other contributions, it publishes state by state research on the economic impact of immigration, the costs of failing to reform our broken immigration system and the high economic cost that would be incurred by mass deportation 다운로드.  You can see more of AIC’s and Ms. Waslin’s contributions here:

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Missouri:  new_americans_in_missouri_2015 and missouri_infographic_2015_0

What is the Economic Cost of Deporting All Undocumented Immigrants? Written by Michele Waslin

or visit the American Immigration Council on the web by clicking here 다운로드.

Each year, LRT brings together experts who work on the ground with immigrants on both sides of the river in our St. Louis Metropolitan area. In the past, speakers have covered interesting and engaging topics related to changing immigrant demographics, legal hot topics effecting immigrants as well as other important issues effecting the well being and success of new Americans in our region.

Don’t miss this engaging and important conference.  See you there!

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Latino Roundtable announces the date for the annual “Immigrants in our Midst”.

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Each year the Latino Roundtable of Southwestern Illinois hosts its annual “Immigrants in our Midst” conference 한글 윈도우 7 iso 다운로드.  US Legal Solutions is proud to support and participate in this conference in this and recent years.

At the conference each year, LRT brings together experts who work on the ground with immigrants on both sides of the river in our St 다운로드. Louis Metropolitan area. In the past, speakers have covered interesting and engaging topics related to changing immigrant demographics, legal hot topics effecting immigrants as well as other important issues effecting the well being and success of new Americans in our region 인터스텔라 무료 다운로드.

This year the annual conference will be hosted at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE) 다운로드. The date will be November 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will focus on developing and unleashing the potential of full participation by aspiring new Americans in our community–the benefit to both the existing community as well as our new community members 다운로드.

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Why America Needs DAPA (As if we had to ask!)

As we all await the Supreme Court’s decision in Texas v. United States, the American Immigration Council again reminds us all why DAPA is so badly needed accross this country all share 다운로드.

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USCIS Clarifies its RECALL of DACA 3 Year Work Document’s (EAD’s).


On July 1, 2015, USCIS Headquarters personnel in Washington, D.C. hosted a public engagement conference call to clarify their efforts to retrieve certain Employment Authorization Documents (EAD’s) issued to Deferred Action recipients under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program 다운로드.

Recently social media and other media outlets have been buzzing about the return of certain EAD’s issued with a three year validity generating fear that some DACA recipients may be in jeopardy  of losing their DACA status all together or that they may receive a visit from DHS agents to their homes. USCIS therefore attempted to ease much of this fear and clarify who is and who is not required to return a three year EAD.

The problem arose because immediately after the President’s November 20, 2014 Executive Action announcement (which included an expansion of the 2012 DACA program from two year to three year approvals), USCIS began issuing EAD’s to new and renewal DACA applicants with a three year validity period 가루약. On February 16, 2015, Judge Hanen issued an injunction as part of the Texas et al. v. U.S.A. litigation in the Southern District of Texas halting the expansion of the 2012 DACA program to three years as well as the implementation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).  According to Judge Hanen’s Order, USCIS should have stopped issuing three year EAD’s immediately on February 16, 2015.  However, USCIS took some time to implement the terms of the Order and to switch back to issuing two year EAD’s.  As a result, approximately 2100 EAD’s were issued AFTER February 16, 2015 valid for three years.

In addition, USCIS also reported that approximately 500 EAD’s valid for three years were actually approved and first issued before February 16, 2015 but were returned to USCIS by the US Postal Service as undeliverable and re-mailed by USCIS AFTER February 16, 2015 오버워치 라이센스 다운로드.

What you need to know about the RECALL is:

                • USCIS was very clear that the approximately 108,000 three year EAD’s issued prior to February 16, 2015 ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE RECALL 다운로드.
                • The recall is being carried out by Notice Letters being mailed to all affected DACA recipients.
                      • All three year EAD’s described above (about 2600 EAD’s nationwide) MUST be surrendered to USCIS no later than July 30, 2015.  Failure to surrender and affected three year EAD’s will expose the recipient to termination of their DACA status.  If a recipient has their DACA status terminated because of a failure to surrender an affected three year EAD subject to the recall, their failure will be considered as a negative consideration in any future application for DACA 다운로드.
                        • If a DACA recipient has a three year EAD and is not sure if their EAD is subject to the recall, the recipient should call USCIS at: 800-375-5283 and select option #8.   At the time of this posting, the option provides recorded information about this recall and the opportunity to speak with USCIS customer service agents who USCIS states will be able to confirm if a specific recipient’s EAD is subject to the recall 카카오 페이지 영화 다운로드.
                • Recipients of three year EAD’s subject to the recall should follow the instructions in the Notice Letter to mail the affected EAD back to USCIS by overnight mail to the address provided by the July 30, 2015 deadline.  If a recipient returns an affected EAD by mail, it is strongly recommended that you use a receipted and tracked service such as UPS or Federal Express or DHL which will provide you confirmation and signature proof of delivery.
        • USCIS also advises that recipients who are unable to meet that deadline by mail can also walk into any USCIS Field Office nationwide to surrender their affected three year EAD.  An Infopass appointment is NOT REQUIRED and the recipient can walk in to surrender the EAD.  The St 다운로드. Louis USCIS Field Office is located in the Young Federal Building in downtown St. Louis at 1222 Spruce Street, Room 2.205 Saint Louis, MO 63103-2815 The Kansas City USCIS Field Office is located at 10320 NW Prairie View Rd. Kansas City, MO 64153. If a recipient returns an affected EAD in person at a USCIS Field Office, the USCIS personnel should provide a receipt for the surrendered EAD 다운로드. DO NOT LEAVE the USCIS Field Office without a receipt.
        • USCIS has confirmed that if a DACA recipient had a three year EAD affected by this recall but is now unable to surrender the EAD because it has been lost or stolen or destroyed, the recipient must provide a sworn statement to that effect and the submission of the statement will constitute surrender of the affected EAD.
    • As of the date of this posting, USCIS states that ALL recipients of three year EAD’s which are subject to the recall have been mailed replacement EAD’s with a two year validity period. 
  • USCIS expects that a DACA recipient who is required to return a three year EAD should receive their two year replacement EAD very shortly after if not before the deadline to surrender their three year EAD 다운로드. There should be very little if any time that the DACA recipient will be without a valid EAD.
  • USCIS has confirmed that in the case of an affected EAD that is not timely surrendered, USCIS personnel may be sent to the residence of the DACA recipient in an effort to retrieve the affected three year EAD.  USCIS has explicitly confirmed that these visits will not be by ICE, CBP or other law enforcement agents. USCIS also reports that if a home visit is going to be attempted, USCIS will make an effort to contact the recipient by phone the day before the intended visit.  If a USCIS employee makes a visit, they should be in plain clothes and provide identification and a badge proving they are employed by USCIS.  They are not authorized to question any person in the residence or search any part of the residence and the sole purpose of the visit will be to retrieve the affected three year EAD 다운로드.

The USCIS senior directorate level personnel who conducted this conference call were very explicit that the only purpose of these efforts was to bring the 2012 DACA program into full and complete compliance with Judge Hanen’s February 16, 2015 Order and that USCIS’ overriding concern is to assure that all current DACA recipients are able to remain in full compliance with the program and maintain their valid work authorization.

If you have any further questions about this recall, please contact us at:

US Legal Solutions, LLC

Kenneth K. Schmitt

Gustavo Arango

8714 Gravois Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63123


You can also visit the USCIS website for more information by clicking here.

PLEASE COME OUT FOR: Southside Center Happy Hour for a Cause!

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Please come out for happy hour and support St 프랭크쌤영어 다운로드. Francis Community Services’ therapy and other services for Immigrants and Refugees on May 14, 2015 at the neighborhood Pat Connolly Tavern in Dogtown!.  The Pat Connolly Tavern is a unique restaurant, bar and community event space for enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in an interesting and stimulating atmosphere full of great folks and interesting talk 분리배출.

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EVENT:            “Happy Hour for a Cause” Happy Hour

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DATE:             May 14, 2015

TIME:              5:30pm to 8:30pm


Proceeds from the event will go to benefit programming for immigrant and refugee families at St gdb. Francis Community Services.  SFCS is a member agency of the Catholic Charities of St. Louis Federation and plays a key role in providing vital direct services to immigrant families and individuals in need.  From family counseling, to utility assistance to after school youth tutoring and social growth programs to you name it, SFCS Immigrant and Refugee Services have often been the vital link that has made possible so many success stories of immigrant families and individuals 다운로드.

Please pass the word to all your friends to come out and join us on May 14, 2015.  You can download the below flyer for maximum distribution by clicking: Happy Hour for a Cause 다운로드!

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UPDATE: Reports of DAPA’S Demise Greatly Exaggerated!

En Banc Courtroom of the Fifth Circuit Federal Court of AppealAfter Friday’s oral argument before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals,  many may be declaring the end of DAPA Foldermount download.  Nothing could be more wrong!

Remember that Friday’s argument was only to decide if DAPA and expanded DACA can proceed while the appeal process from Judge Hanen’s injunction takes place 구글 크롬 동영상.  This appeal is still strongly favored to end in a victory for the program. This appeal is expedited and should conclude in a matter of months.

If the 5th Circuit rules against the administration’s request for the emergency stay, the administration has the option of simply working through the appeal process or seeking the emergency stay from the U.S 다운로드. Supreme Court.

So once the 5th Circuit rules on the motion argument from Friday,  stay tuned for more to come.  The fight for common sense immigration enforcement and basic fairness for immigrant families continues 윤선생 다운로드!


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다운로드. Boehner finally allowed a clean DHS Funding Bill to come to a vote in the US House of Representatives on March 3, 2015. " width="150" height="150" srcset=" 150w, 144w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> Rep 다운로드. Boehner finally allowed a clean DHS Funding Bill to come to a vote in the US House of Representatives on March 3, 2015.

Yesterday, March 3, 2015, Speaker Boehner finally permitted the clean funding legislation, previously approved by the US Senate, to come to a vote on the House floor 다운로드. Not surprisingly, it passed!

This transpired after much controversy in the House when Boehner had refused all last week to consider the clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that had already been passed by the US Senate 동영상 샘플 다운로드.

You can check out the debate and vote on the House Floor from March 3, 2015 as recorded in the Congressional Record here:

Congressional Record, March 3, 2015

With the passage of this bill, one of the two challenges to the President’s November 2014 Executive Action announcement has now been pushed back (at least for the time being until October 1, 2015 when the 2016 Fiscal Year begins and funding fights start all over again) 다운로드. This defeat for the conservative wing (some say “Tea Party Wing”) of the House Republicans leaves only the legal challenge pending in the Southern District of Texas Federal Court standing in the way of implementation of expanded DACA and DAPA 다운로드.

The ruckus in Congress came to a head this past Friday, when Speaker Boehner, in a move that appears to have been aimed at placating the hard right of his majority in the House, refused to take up the Senate’s clean funding bill and instead reaffirmed the House’s previous bill containing language that would prohibit the president from implementing his Executive Action programs.  Along with that bill, the House, last Friday also passed a resolution urging the House and the Senate to go to conference on the two different bills (clean funding Senate bill and the House’s restrictive bill).  However the Senate Democrats refused to allow the Senate to adopt a similar resolution and thus blocked any hope of a House/Senate Conference where the two bills could be reconciled (and where the House conservative Republicans had hoped they could get the restrictive language inserted) 다운로드.

Desperate to avoid a DHS shut down that would likely be blamed on the Republicans who now control both houses of Congress, the House Republicans finally permitted Boehner to bring to a vote a clean DHS funding bill for only one week of operations.  The one week DHS bill passed in the late hours on Friday, February 27, 2015,

Finally realizing that there was no hope of passing a longer term DHS funding bill with language that would block the President’s expanded DACA and DAPA programs, the House Republican Caucus finally permitted Boehner to bring to a floor vote the Senate’s bill funding DHS through the end of Fiscal Year 2015 (which ends September 30, 2015).  Ultimately some 76 Republicans joined nearly all Democrats in passing the clean DHS funding bill by a vote of 257 to 167 다운로드.

If your interested, Missouri and Metro East Representatives voted as follows:

Voting in favor of the clean DHS funding bill (Senate Amendment to H.R. 420)

  • Clay (Missouri 1st District-Democrat)–Phone: DC:  (202) 225-2406;  District:  (314) 367-1970
  • Cleaver (Missouri 5th District-Democrat)–Phone: DC: (202) 225-4535; District: (816) 842-4545
  • Bost (Illinois 12th District-Republican)–Phone: DC: (202) 225-5661; District: (618) 233-8026
  • Davis (Illinois 13th District-Republican)–Phone: DC: (202) 225-2371; District: (618) 205-8660
  • Shimkus (Illinois 15th District-Republican)–Phone: DC: (202) 225-5271; District: (618) 288-7190
  • Schock (Illinois 18th District-Republican)–Phone: DC:  (202) 225-6201; District: (217) 225-1653

Voting against the clean DHS funding bill (Senate Amendment to H.R. 420)

  • Wagner (Missouri 2nd District-Republican)–Phone: DC: 202-225-1621; District: (636) 779-5449
  • Luetkemeyer (Missouri 3rd District-Republican)-Phone: DC: (202) 225-2956; District: (636) 327-7055
  • Hertzler (Missouri 4th District-Republican)-Phone: DC: (202) 225-2876; District: (573) 442-9311
  • Graves (Missouri 6th District-Republican)–Phone: DC: (202) 225-7041; District: (573) 221-3400

Not bothering to vote yea or nea

  • Long (Missouri 7th District-Republican)–Phone: DC: (202) 225-6536; District: (417) 889-1800
  • Smith (Missouri 8th District-Republican)–Phone: DC: (202) 225-4404; District: (573) 335-0101
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다운로드. " width="150" height="150" srcset=" 150w, 144w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> Judge Hanen’s February 16, 2015 Preliminary Injunction will ultimately be reviewed by this Federal Appellate Court.

The White House’s appellate strategy in response to Judge Hanen’s Executive Action injunction now begins to emerge.  It  appears the Administration’s Department of Justice will seek an emergency stay of Judge Hanen’s preliminary injunction issued in the late night hours of Monday February 16, 2015 아이폰 지메일 다운로드.

A request for emergency stay, which must first be filed before Judge Hanen, would be a request by the Administration to delay the enforcement of Judge Hanen’s own injunction while the Administration appeals the injunction before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 다운로드. Not surprising, it is very likely Judge Hanen will deny the request to stay his own injunction.

However, in that circumstance, the Administration will likely proceed to renew the request for emergency stay directly before the Fifth Circuit where it is more likely to be considered and, perhaps, granted 실리콘밸리 시즌1 다운로드.

If the Court of Appeals, which is headquartered in New Orleans, were to grant the emergency stay, the Administration would be free to begin accepting applications for expanded DACA and DAPA as previously scheduled until the Court of Appeals makes a final ruling on the validity of Judge Hanen’s injunction 한팩 스 다운로드.

However, even if the request for emergency stay is ultimately denied by both Judge Hanen and the Court of Appeals, the Administration will still likely proceed with the appellate process seeking review and reversal of Judge Hanen’s Injunction under normal or expedited scheduling.  In this circumstance, an appeal under expedited rules may take serveral weeks to months kt 티맵.

The Administration’s current plan was announced earlier today by the following tweet from the Department of Justice Spokesperson:

Brandi Hoffine @Hoffine44 다운로드.@PressSec – DOJ will seek stay in texas immigration case and will file with the district court by monday at the latest.

Texas Judge puts Executive Action on Temporary Hold


Federal District Court Judge Hanen from Brownsville, Texas, issued a Preliminary Injunction on 2.17.2015.

Federal District Court Judge Hanen from Brownsville, Texas, issued a Preliminary Injunction on 2.16.2015.

In the late hours of Monday, February 16, 2015, Federal District Judge Hanen, from the Southern District of Texas Federal District Court, issued his Order and Memorandum granting the Preliminary Injunction requested by 26 plaintiff states all led by Republicans.  The Preliminary Injunction temporarily stops the Obama Administration from going forward on its Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded DACA programs.  In the wake of all the “Statements” and commentary in favor and in opposition to Judge Hanen’s Injunction and many conflicting news reports, here is what Judge Hanen did and, importantly, did not do and where we anticipate this process will go from here 다운로드.

What the Injunction DOES NOT DO:

  • Most importantly to understand is what the Injunction entered DOES NOT DO 다운로드. The Injunction Order is very clear that it does not affect the existing two year DACA program as implemented in 2012.  Individuals who have received deferred action and work authorization, individuals who are applying for the first time for a two year grant of deferred action, and individuals who are applying or will be applying for renewal of their two year grant of deferred action all under the 2012 DACA program are ALL UNAFFECTED 태극기 다운로드.
  • The Injunction Order does not surprise anyone who has been watching this litigation closely.  Judge Hanen has written opinions in other matters that have been before him demonstrating a strongly critical opposition to the immigration policies of the Obama Administration.  Most recently, Judge Hanen has made comments very critical of the Administration’s handling of the unaccompanied minor crisis on the Southern border.  This is this reason the 26 Republican Plaintiff States picked this court to file their lawsuit 다운로드.
  • The Judge’s Order does not constitute a final determination on any claim brought against the Administration.  It is a TEMPORARY ORDER ONLY intended to keep the current status quo in place and unchanged until the merits of the arguments before the court can be decided 다운로드.
  • The Judge’s Order granting the Preliminary Injunction and any Judgment he may enter in the future is NOT AND WILL NOT BE THE FINAL WORD  on the President’s Executive Action.  Any final decision by Judge Hanen will be subject to review by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and, eventually the United States Supreme Court 다운로드.
  • The Judge’s Order DOES NOT REFLECT the majority thinking of lawyers and judges across the country on this issue.  In fact, a month ago a very similar lawsuit was filed by plaintiffs including Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Phoenix, AZ) in the Federal District Court for Washington, D 다운로드. C. and that suit was quickly dismissed. Also, in September 2014, over one hundred law professors across the United States signed onto an opinion letter that laid out the legal basis for everything the President did in November 2014.  You can download that letter here: September 3, 2014 Letter to President Obama
  • Neither the Injunction nor the Judge’s 123 page Memorandum detailing the Judge’s reason for granting the Injunction claim that the President acted against the Constitution 다운로드. There has been endless talking head arguments claiming that the President acted outside his constitutional authority. However, Judge Hanen, an extremely conservative judge by any estimate, did not agree.  Judge Hanen actually explicitly acknowledged the President’s constitutional right to exercise discretion in the manner he directs the allocation of law enforcement resources 알드라이브 다운로드.
  • Nowhere in the Injunction or the accompanying Memorandum does the Judge make reference to a Nationwide hold on implementation.  In fact, Judge Hanen only explicitly ruled that the State of Texas had standing to bring claims against the Administration.  Judge Hanen did not clearly rule on the question of whether the any of the other 25 plaintiff states had standing or the merits of their claims.  Judge Hanen’s Order and Memorandum make no reference at all to the remaining states who did not join in the suit 유심 초기화 다운로드.
  • The Injunction did not affect any other aspect of the President’s Executive Action Announcement in November 2014.  The directive of the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson’s Memorandum related to the prioritization of individuals subject to removal remains unaffected.  Therefore, individuals identified in that Memorandum as non-priority individuals for removal purposes remain unchanged.  This leaves in effect the President’s mandate that low priority individuals not be subjected to the use of Detainers by ICE and are still eligible to be considered for Administrative Closure before the Immigration Court.  Additionally, the directive to USCIS to proceed with regulatory rule making to expand the provisional stateside waiver process remains in full effect.

What the Injunction DOES DO:

  • The Judge’s Order may or may not delay acceptance and processing of applications for expanded DACA and DAPA from the states that did not join in the suit (such as individuals from Missouri and Illinois).  The Administration and USCIS continue to debate internally whether Judge Hanen’s Order leaves the Administration free to  implement expanded DACA and DAPA  in the 24 states that did not join in the suit.  As of the date of this Post, the Administration has not yet decided how it will read the Judge’s Injunction.
  • The Judge’s Order does require a temporary hold causing USCIS to delay accepting application for the expanded DACA.
  • The Judge’s Order does provide potential applicants for expanded DACA and DAPA additional time to gather documents and organize their supporting materials to be better prepared once the Injunction is hopefully overruled.

Next Steps — What can we DO NOW:

  • MOST IMPORTANTLY potential DACA and DAPA applicants should keep collecting and organizing documents to prove their presence and other elements necessary to qualify for DACA/DAPA.
  •  Save money for filing fees and legal assistance to assemble the best possible application package once applications can be filed.
  • Seek out and maintain a relationship with competent legal counsel who you know and trust and who have extensive experience filing successful DACA applications in the past.
  • Bookmark and check back to the US Legal Solutions Executive Action Resource Page.