Author Archives: Juan Dekruyff

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 ...


President Trump’s Impact on Immigration

What Trump Means For DAPA Well, the sky seemed like it fell on us last Tuesday when Donald Trump was elected president.  This is bad news for all the immigrants that were hoping for DAPA to be passed by President Hillary.  Now it seems like there will not be any immigration reform for at least 4 ...


Supreme Court Rules Against DAPA

Well, unfortunately, on June 23rd the Supreme Court refused to allow the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) program to start, which means anyone who is a parent of a US citizen and who was hoping to get a work permit later this year will have to continue waiting.  The Supreme Court did...


Do I Need A Lawyer For My Immigration Case?

When Should You Hire an Immigration Attorney? From time to time I am asked by a potential client whether they need a lawyer to do their immigration paperwork or if they can do it themselves and save the money they would spend on attorney's fees.  My answer is always different based on the circums...