DACA Reinstated, at Least Temporarily

The Trump White House attempted to end DACA on September 5, 2017. Soon after, several states sued in federal court to stop termination of DACA. This past week the court ruled that USCIS must continue to accept certain DACA applications, as detailed below. On Saturday, January 13, 2018 USCIS stated that “until further notice…the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.” Please click here to read USCIS’s announcement.

Trump’s Executive Orders – Round Two

On January 27, 2017 the President signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” In addition to a chaotic and poorly coordinated roll out, the order also fell victim to several lawsuits that stopped implementation and enforcement of the order. On February 3rd, a federal district court in Washington State issued a nationwide temporary restraining order. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision on February 9th.

What to do if ICE knocks on your door

In light of the recent ICE operations in the Atlanta area, Antonini & Cohen offer some helpful tips. If ICE comes to the door:

  • DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR unless ICE has a valid warrant. Ask if they have a warrant and to slide the warrant under the door. The warrant must be signed by a judge. Do not run. Call your attorney if you have one. If the warrant is valid, open the door, exit and close the door behind you to protect the other house residents. Do not resist arrest.

How Will the Trump Administration Affect Your Immigration Status?

Are you concerned about how President Trump’s executive orders and plans will affect you and your family? Here are some important updates.

What Has Trump Done So Far?

Through Executive Orders, Trump has ordered:

  • Expanding who will be considered a priority for deportation
  • Involving state and local law enforcement officers in immigration enforcement (and punishing localities that refuse to be involved)
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