Tag Archives: deferred action

Newly Announced Immigration Action

On November 20, 2014 President Obama asked the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to undertake new, more inclusive recommendations on reforming the United States' broken immigration system through his executive orders. The following 10 areas, confined to the law, can take action to increase border security, focus enforcement resources and...

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Prosecutorial Discretion and Relief from Removal

What is Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Court?

If you do not qualify to file a Motion to Reopen with the Immigration Court, you may apply for discretionary relief from ICE. In certain situations, circumstances arise that cause the government attorney to exercise his or her discretion and close...

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Cancellation of Removal in Immigration Court

What is Cancellation of Removal?

An application for cancellation of removal is a form of immigration relief, exercised in Immigration Court as a administrative discretionary act. This form of immigration relief is only available to certain individuals who have been placed into removal proceedings before the U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Relief (EOIR). It...

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DREAM Act)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA and considered part of the DREAM Act, is a discretionary immigration benefit enacted on June 15, 2012 by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and President Barack Obama.

If you are looking on information on how to renew your current period...

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