The program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly called “DACA”) is now implemented to allow certain young people who are not in legal immigration status but who meet specified criteria to be eligible to receive deferred action for two years, with renewals, and with the benefits to apply for work authorization. See here for […]
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The U.S. immigration law provides that unlawful presence in the United States for more than one year will trigger a 10-year bar upon departure. That means a nonimmigrant who is not in legal status in the U.S. and who has accrued more than one year unlawful presence needs to be very careful about leaving the […]
The Department of Homeland Security issued a memo on June 15, 2012 on the subject of deferred action of certain young people who were brought to the United States as children and, as far as they are concerned, the US is their home. DHS intends not to pursue enforcement against a person in that situation […]
It is very easy to get confused with the two concepts of "Authorized Status" and "Authorized Stay." It is important to understand the differences under certain circumstances.