DACA Renewal


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Reminder to those who have already applied for DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. If your approved DACA application is expiring, you may request that it be renewed.  USCIS recommends that renewal applications be filed 120 days (four months) before your period of deferred action expires.   To determine whether you are eligible to file an application to renew DACA, and for information on how to apply go to:  Renew DACA.

Deferred Action Plan of Action

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Those who may be eligible for deferred action, either as the parent of a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) child, or as a child who entered the US before age 16, should continue collecting documents that help them prove that they were physically present in the US for five years before 1/1/2010. For more information on collecting documents for future deferred action applications go to : Deferred Action.  Please note that although it may be helpful to begin planning for deferred action, no applications my be filed until the regulations and application procedures are in place.

Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in California

California state law now allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a state driver’s license.  Read more at CA Driver’s License.



Update on Cuba and US Immigration

As the US and Cuba begin a new chapter, changes in immigration law and policy are expected.  Click on US-Cuba for more information.



Wait Times at US Border

The Department of Homeland Security has provided an app for travelers to the US to use in planning their trips.  Click on Border Wait Times to compare wait times at different US ports of entry.

Deferred Action (DAPA)TIPS

immig_parents_image (2)December 16, 2014: The new immigration program for parents of US citizen and permanent resident children will help many people.  This program will not be available until at least May 2015.  Here are some tips on how to collect information that will help you when this program becomes available. Deferred Action Tips


The Cost of Delayed Immigration Reform

December 4, 2014: The cost to our economy of delaying immigration reform is significant. As this article points out, every day of delay equals lost payroll taxes and lost income taxes. Can we afford to give up $135 Billion over ten years? Huffington Post

Immigration Law Changes

November  21, 2014: For details on changes to immigration law announced last night by President Obama click on: Immigration Changes

Get Ready for Changes in Immigration Law

November 20, 2014: How to Get Ready for Immigration Change.


Immigration Changes

News Flash: Obama on Immigration Reform

News Flash: President Obama to present immigration reform measures tomorrow (11/20/14) at 8:00 PM. Watch this video to see what immigration reform could mean to many undocumented immigrants and their families.