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July 17

Notice: Return your DACA cards by July 30

3 year DACA Work Permit Holders Must Exchange for a New 2 Year Permit If you were issued a 3 year EAD, you must return them to the federal government in exchange for a 2 year permit. The administration is beginning the process of visiting homes of 3 year permit holders this week. Visiting over

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July 10

DACA Recipients With 3 Year EADs Must Return EAD by 7/17/15

USCIS sent a letter to DACA recipients who have not returned their three-year Employment Authorization Document (EAD), stating “USCIS must receive your EAD by 7/17/15. Failure to return the invalid EAD without good cause may affect your deferred action and employment authorization.”

On July 7, 2015, Judge Hanen in the Texas v. United States litigation

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February 9

Can I Apply for DACA if I Have a Criminal History?

I’m applying for DACA but I have a criminal history. What are the differences between significant misdemeanor, non-significant misdemeanor, and felony?

Felony

A felony is a federal, state or local criminal offense punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

Significant Misdemeanor

A significant misdemeanor is a misdemeanor as defined by federal law (specifically,

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February 3

USCIS to Expand DACA

USCIS will begin accepting requests for expanded DACA Beginning February 18, 2015

Back on November 20 of last year, President Obama announced a multiple executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border. This was targeted to the prioritization of deporting felons not families. Furthermore, it would require many undocumented immigrants

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February 21

DACA Renewal to Maintain Employment Authorization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently issued a notice with important information for individuals granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) prior to August 15, 2012. Individuals granted DACA by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement prior to August 15, 2012 or are a DACA recipient with an employment authorization document (EAD) that will

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