DACA and Executive Action – What You Need to Know in an Election Year MCLE

DACA and Executive Action – What You Need to Know in an Election Year MCLE

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Our law firm is excited to announce that firm attorneys Daniel Shanfield and Merle Kahn will be leading a continuing legal education program for the California State Bar entitled, “Immigration Executive Action: Election Year Updates on DACA and DAPA”.

Here’s the program:

Pres. Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program has provided a lifeline to over 800,000 law abiding undocumented youths in school or with high school diplomas, allowing them to legally work in the U.S. and travel abroad without fear of deportation. On November 20, 2014, Pres. Obama announced an expansion of DACA (DACA II) to cover undocumented non-citizens who had arrived as children regardless of their current age, along with a separate program, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), to protect U.S. citizen children from losing their law abiding undocumented parents to deportation. Although DACA remains in force, DACA II and DAPA is currently enjoined and the legality of the program is now before the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Texas. A decision is expected this term, with oral argument in April 2016.

In the final year of Pres. Obama’s second term, and with a possible 4-4 split decision looming out of the Supreme Court, no one can say for sure which way executive action is heading. Will a new President extend or expand the program? Will the Supreme Court leave only DACA standing? Will a new President cancel all executive action programs and related benefits for all 800,000 undocumented beneficiaries? What then?

This Webinar will confront this uncertain practice environment head on, providing the latest updates on Pres. Obama’s executive action programs, along with practice tips to preserve future green card eligibility, avoid deportation, and overcome criminal and security grounds of ineligibility.

To sign up for this informative CLE please click here.

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