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DACA continues; DAPA rescinded

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/06/15/rescission-memorandum-providing-deferred-action-parents-americans-and-lawful The Department of Homeland Security rescinded Former President Obama’s November 20, 2014 memorandum creating Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) citing “no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy.” While rescission of the…

Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status Designation Extended For 6 Months

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/05/22/secretary-kellys-statement-limited-extension-haitis-designation-temporary-protected The Department of Homeland Security extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for six more months. Eligible first-time applicants have until July 3, 2017 to apply.  TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident…

USCIS Alerts Customers Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana to Available Immigration Relief

08/19/2016 https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-alerts-customers-affected-severe-storms-and-flooding-louisiana-available-immigration-relief USCIS offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as disasters like the recent severe storms and flooding in Louisiana. These measures may be available upon request: Change of nonimmigrant status or extension…