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DACA RENEWAL!

Attention DACA Beneficiaries (Dreamers)!

Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew DACA. 

  • If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016, you may still fill your DACA request as a renewal request.
  • If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired before Sept. 5, 2016, or your DACA was previously terminated at any time, you cannot request DACA as a renewal (because renewal requests typically must be submitted within one year of the expiration date of your last period of deferred action approved under DACA), but may nonetheless file a new initial DACA request.

Due to the previous federal order, IACO has begun doing DACA renewals. 

If you need guidance, assistance and legal representation, you can communicate with IACO at 973-472-4648 or directly in our offices at 647 Main Ave, Suite 204 Passaic, NJ 07055.

Visa Bulletin - January 2018

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. January 2018

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Visa Bulletin - December 2017

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. December 2017

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Visa Bulletin - November 2017

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. November 2017.

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Immigrant youth need a clean DREAM Act

Earlier this month, when the Trump administration killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, immigrant youth leaders and our allies immediately sprang into action.

In cities and states across the country, we took to the streets, to courthouses, the halls of Congress and the White House to defend our future. Since then, immigrant youth from red and blue states have been on Capitol Hill every day calling for a clean DREAM Act without dangerous enforcement add-ons, which would hurt our families and border communities.

Often, in the Washington press, DACA has been covered as an “Obama-era immigration policy.” While it’s true that President Obama did create DACA in 2012 through executive action, it was immigrant youth who courageously stood their ground and pressured Obama to establish the program. It was not something Democratic President Obama would have done without our consistent pressure.

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Visa Bulletin - October 2017

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. October 2017.

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Democrats Nix Idea Of Trading Dreamers’ Protections For Border Wall

Democrats on Capitol Hill said Tuesday they won’t allow President Donald Trump to use undocumented young people as leverage to get support from the lawmakers for building a border wall, locking up more immigrants and cutting legal immigration.

Multiple top White House officials are urging Trump to attempt such a deal with Congress, according to a McClatchy news story.

 White House chief of staff John Kelly backs the idea, as do Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, according to the article. It’s being presented as a potential compromise that could bring relief to some 800,000 so-called Dreamers who could lose their protected status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) in the courts or by Trump’s own hand. But Democratic leaders in both congressional chambers said it’s not a proposal they would accept.

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Sheriff: Trump Wants Us To Break The Law

President Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants has some sheriffs worried the White House is pushing them to break the law – demanding they violate the Fourth Amendment or face vilification from the commander-in-chief.

“It’s a total mess,” said Bob Gualtieri, the sheriff of Pinellas County, Fla.

The Trump administration is pushing sheriffs to keep illegal immigrants in jail for longer than is constitutionally allowed—and it's putting sympathetic sheriffs in a tough spot. At issue is a complicated question: Should sheriffs keep undocumented immigrants in their jails for more time than otherwise necessary so that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers can pick them up to be deported?

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Durbin, Graham file Dream Act, hoping to ward off legal challenge to DACA

Hoping to fend off a legal challenge to a program that has spared nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation, two veteran senators made a long-shot appeal to President Trump on Thursday to support legislation that would put those immigrants and thousands of others on a path to U.S. citizenship.

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) introduced “Dream Act” legislation that would grant permanent legal status to more than 1 million young people who arrived in the United States before they turned 18, passed security checks and met other criteria, including enrolling in college, joining the military or finding jobs. Immigrants must have lived in the United States for at least four years to apply.

To read the whole article, click here.

Visa Bulletin - August 2017

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. August 2017

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