Monday, September 30, 2013
On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed a memo calling for deferred action for certain undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children and have pursued education or military service here. Applications under the program which is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) begin on August 15, 2012.
When DACA went into effect last August it offered them a temporary reprieve from deportation, authorization to work and the ability to get a temporary social security card and drivers license.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
While Congress has been discussing changes to immigration policy through new immigration bills, President Obama has not yet signed any immigration bill into law.
Just last year, at least 8 million foreigners submitted a green card application through the green card lottery. Only 55,000 green card applications were able to obtain a green card for themselves, their spouses, and their children.
Friday, September 20, 2013
As our firm predicted, F2A, the family based category for green cards was no longer current in October.
The F2A refers to the minor unmarried children and spouses of green card holders which was current from August 1 through September 30, 2013, but it will retrogress for October and probably for much longer after that.