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  • Initial DACA Applications and Advance Parole Applications May Be Allowed Again

    On April 24, 2018, a federal judge in the District of Columbia vacated the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to end the DACA program. The judge held that DHS’ decision to end DACA was arbitrary and capricious, because it did not sufficiently explain why the program was unlawful. This means that DHS must accept and process new DACA and advance parole applications, in addition to renewal ...
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    USCIS is now accepting DACA renewals from eligible persons as a result of recent court rulings. However, with more court decisions still to come and long processing times, you cannot afford to wait. Who is Eligible? If your DACA expired after September 5, 2016 or is expiring this year, you can file a DACA renewal application. If you had DACA and it expired before September 5, 2016 or was ...
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  • Re-Registration Period Now Open for Hondurans and Nicaraguans with Temporary Protected Status

    All applicants must submit Form I-821 , Application for Temporary Protected Status. Those seeking an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) must also submit Form I-765 . TPS Nicaragua Ending in January 2019 Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Nicaragua’s designation who want to maintain their status through Jan. 5, 2019, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. ...
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  • Department of Homeland Security Announces the Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua

    On November 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua. The designation will end on January 5, 2019, giving status holders 12 months to make transition plans. The decision was based on a determination that the temporary conditions caused by Hurricane Mitch, which were the basis for the initial designation, no ...
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  • Amnesty Day in Durham County Traffic Court on November 16

    Do you or someone you know have a suspended license resulting from tickets or charges in Durham County, NC? If so, between now and November 16th, send your name, date of birth, and contact information by text to (984) 260-6486 or by email to and see if you’re eligible to get the charges dismissed and all fines and fees waived! This service is free and there’s no need for you ...
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  • U.S. DOL to Launch New Pilot Program to Streamline H-2A and H-2B Temporary Visa Programs

    North Carolina and 32 other states will be the first to implement a new pilot program announced by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration that will speed communication between State Workforce Agencies and Certifying Officers when processing labor certification applications for the H-2A and H-2B visa programs for temporary agricultural and other workers. Upgrades to the ...
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  • Interpreting Trump's Rescission of DACA and how to save DREAMERS!

    On September 5, 2017, DHS announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program effective immediately. The following list summarizes the DHS memo and the USCIS Frequently Asked Questions : 1) You can no longer file a new initial DACA application, as of September 5, 2017. 2) Any initial DACA application filed prior to September 5, 2017 will be processed. 3) Currently ...
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  • U.S. Supreme Court to Hear DAPA & Expanded DACA Arguments on April 18

    The United States Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration . Initially introduced in November 2014, President Obama launched the Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) programs to offer protection to as many as 5 million immigrants in the U.S. who are at ...
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  • Banning Immigration Based on Religion Considered Unlawful

    On December 10, 2015, The Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment that prevents U.S. officials from prohibiting individuals to enter the U.S. based on their religion. The amendment was brought forth after the suggestion the borders be closed to Muslims. Leahy and 15 other senators on both the Democrat and Republican side approved the amendment after a vote of 16-4. The Wrong Response to ...
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