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Employees Can Continue to Apply for DACA Program

It isn’t any secret that immigration issues have been a hot topic in employment for the last several years. One such issue involved the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly referred to as “DACA.” A recent U.S. Supreme Court case shed some light on that program for employers—for now. Here are the details.

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DACA Decision Protects 700,000 ‘Dreamers’ from Deportation

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, thus protecting approximately 700,000 immigrants, commonly referred to as the “Dreamers,” from being deported from the United States.

Supreme Court Ruling Called Win for DACA Recipients and Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides certainty for both employees benefiting from the program and for their employers. But the decision leaves the door open for a president to try again to rescind the program.

Dreamers’ Nightmare Leaves Them Stuck On Ground

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained a flight attendant for Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines in Houston after a recent return flight from Mexico. Selene Saavedra Roman is a 28-year-old Texas A&M graduate who grew up in Dallas and is a “Dreamer.” That is, she is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient. She had […]

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Civil Rights Law Opens Door for DACA Recipients to File Alienage Discrimination Claims

In the past, employers were comfortable instituting policies that permitted them to refuse to hire Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients with employment authorization. The policies were founded on the belief that since DACA recipients were not classified as “protected individuals” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), employers had absolute discretion under the […]

Companies Pledge to Support Dreamers

On September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects approximately 780,000 undocumented immigrants, known as dreamers, from deportation.