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Extended DACA and DAPA stopped by split 4-4 Supreme Court Decision

  • June 23, 2016
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Today, the US Supreme Court reached a split, 4-4 decision on whether President Obama has the authority to institute DAPA and Extended DACA to foreign nationals currently present in the United States. Due to the vacancy in the Supreme Court…

Supreme Court to Decide DAPA and Extended DACA by June 2016

  • January 25, 2016
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The United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether President Obama’s DAPA and Extended DACA Programs will go forward. DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are program for persons who have resided in the…

A Closer Look at Immigration Reform

  • July 8, 2015
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On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of immigration reform plans to be implemented in 2015. This plan came after Congress failed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, despite its passage through the Senate. The President’s new…

Applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • July 2, 2015
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What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)? DACA is a program implemented by President Obama on June 12, 2014 to help foreign nationals without lawful US immigration status come out of the shadows. Many persons who are eligible for Deferred…

The Basics of Illegal Immigration

  • June 24, 2015
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Who are undocumented, or illegal, immigrants? Politicians, news media, and others seem opinionated, but often ill-informed about who these people are, where they came from, and how they fit into American society. Recent changes to the U.S. immigration policy have…

US Immigration Solutions for Equestrian Athletes and Coaches

  • April 3, 2015
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Are you an international athlete or coach who needs U.S. immigration status to work, train or reside in the United States? Check out an article by Hykel Law client and international athlete, David Ziegler, featuring a contribution by Renee Hykel…

Work Permits for H4 Spouses Available May 26, 2015

  • March 18, 2015
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As part of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform, H-4 spouses will be eligible for work authorization in the United States beginning on May 26, 2015. Here is who will be eligible for work permits: Spouses in H-4 Status,…

Expanded DACA Temporaily Delayed; Not Cancelled

  • March 4, 2015
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Earlier this month, a federal court judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction which has delayed the implementation of the expanded DACA program meant to begin on February 18, 2015. The program is not cancelled; it is only temporarily delayed…

Childhood Arrivals Program Expanded February 18, 2015

  • February 12, 2015
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President Obama’s Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) will include more people as of February 18, 2015. The program was originally announced in June of 2012 and allowed persons who came to the United States as children (under the age of 16),…

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