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On February 18, 2021, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.  The companion bills are identical in their terms and are derived from President Biden’s “day one” legislative proposal for implementation of his immigration policy goals and initiatives.  As […]

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the Presidential Memorandum entitled “Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)”. This Memo directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to “take all actions he deems appropriate, consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA.”   The Memo reminds us […]

As of Monday, December 7, 2020, pursuant to federal court order, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun accepting both new and renewal DACA applications as well as applications for advance parole based on DACA per the policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017. Moreover, the USCIS will be extending grants of deferred action […]

On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act when rescinding the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Accordingly, the Court decided that DACA will stand.  […]