Public Charge; Public Benefits and the Fee Waiver

On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a proposed rule that would expand the definition of public charge. These proposed rules are currently open for public comment until 12/10/2018. The proposed rule is not current law. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) has published useful information regarding the proposed rule on its website: Here … Continued

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Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA, Supreme Court Rules

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the DACA program, rejecting the Trump administration’s 2017 attempt to terminate the program. This decision restores the program completely, and both initial and renewal applications should be accepted by USCIS. For more information, please visit here .

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Undocumented programs offer students a lifeline

In the hours following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, students shared immediate and practical concerns: Were they at risk of being deported to a country they had little or no memory of? Would they lose the ability to do work-study or hold side jobs … Continued

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Valedictorians Cause Commotion by Declaring Undocumented Status

Two Texas valedictorians caused a stir last week by declaring their Undocumented status. “When Mayte Lara Ibarra, the valedictorian of her high school’s graduating class, revealed her plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship, she did what any graduate would do: She shared her excitement on social media. Ms. Lara … Continued