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DACA Remains On Hold While New Bipartisan Bill Develops
Mario A. Godoy

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was created in 2012 by then-President Obama and was intended to provide temporary reprieve to undocumented ...

Federal Court Rules DACA Illegal
Mario A. Godoy

It was a setback for Dreamers. On October 5 a federal appeals court said the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy violates U.S. i...

What Does the DACA Final Rule Mean?
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration has issued a final rule on the DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children with the goal of stre...

The 10th Anniversary of DACA
Mario A. Godoy

The 10th anniversary of DACA, a government program created to protect the rights of innocent children and their fight to become United States citizens...

New Push For Green Cards for Dreamers
Mario A. Godoy

A new bill was introduced to protect young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. as dependents on their parents’ temporary visas, and graduated from Am...

NEW: Online Filing for DACA Renewal Forms
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will allow online filing of DACA renewal forms, effective immediately. Individuals who previously re...

Documented Dreamers: Aging Out Of Immigration Status
Mario A. Godoy

Many foreigners who come to work in the United States legally bring their families, a spouse and minor children. Once a minor child turns 21 and is a ...

FAQs: What Are The Rules for International Travel Under DACA Status?
Mario A. Godoy

Individuals under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status are young undocumented immigrants living in the United States who are protected...

Famous DACA YouTuber Can’t Reenter US
Mario A. Godoy

YouTube influencer and DACA recipient David Dobrik left the United States for the 1st time since entering at age 6 to travel to Europe a few months ag...

New Illinois Law Protects DACA Recipients
Mario A. Godoy

A new Illinois law protects DACA recipients by including work Authorization Status Protection. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed HB 121 into law ...

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