Author Archives: Juan Dekruyff

November 2018 DACA Update

I’ve been getting a lot of messages from DACA members about the program, so I wanted to give you an update on recent events.First, here’s a brief history about the DACA program. DACA was created by an executive order by President Obama in 2012. A little more than a year ago, in September 201...


Who Benefits Under the Pereira Decision

A major decision by the Supreme Court in June 2018 affects any applicants who are currently in deportation or removal proceedings. On June 21, 2018, The Supreme Court issued a decision in Pereira v Sessions which could potentially benefit thousands of immigrants who are or were in removal proceeding...


DACA News

The DACA program has been reinstated nationwide for an indefinite period. Anyone can renew their DACA status regardless of when their DACA was granted.  You no longer have to wait until 5 or less months remain on your work permit. I'm willing to renew the DACA cases for anyone regardless of when th...


December 2017 DACA Update

I'm sorry to be focusing all my blogs on DACA, but it's important enough not just to the DACA members, aka Dreamers, but other groups of immigrants as well.Right now, the DACA members have the most political power because they have more public support than any other immigrant group. Probably all...


DACA Program Update – July 2017

There have been some recent headlines about DACA that I'd like to address. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program started by President Obama in June 2012 that granted 2 year work permits to people brought to the United States before turning 16 years old and who arrived here befo...


Recent Immigration News – June 2017

With all of the problems President Trump has been creating for himself with the Russia collusion probe and other issues, immigration has been mostly out of the news. It appears that the DACA program continues to be safe, the USCIS is approving new and renewed DACA applications within 2-3 months and ...


DACA Program Update

This past week, President Trump (I hate having to write that) again announced that he is not targeting "dreamers" for deportation. On Sunday, April 23, 2017, DHS Secretary John Kelly also said that during the 90+ days he's been on the job, there has been no focus on ending the DACA program. Since Tr...


DACA Program

It's now been 2 weeks since Donald Trump was elected President but it feels like it's been a year. The program that I am most worried about is the DACA program that President Obama started in 2012. I'm sure most people reading this know what the DACA program is so I won't bother getting into that. ...


What A Donald Trump Presidency Means For Immigration

Well, a lot has happened in the last month about immigration.  We are still waiting to hear from Donald Trump about what his plans are for DACA.  He's made some encouraging comments in the last month, but Donald Trump is not a man you can judge by his words.  He contradicts himself so often that ...