Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)

This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenge to President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action regarding the exercise “prosecutorial discretion” for certain undocumented parents of US citizen children.  The program was announced in November 2014 and enjoined before it was implemented.  The injunction that was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals

What should an employer do?  The employee provides facially valid documents and completes Section 1 of the I-9 .  Time goes by… one fine day, the employee presents the employer with new documents, perhaps in a different name.  The employee discloses that the first set of documents were not valid, they were fakes, good fakes,

There is bad news for those hoping to avail of expanded DACA eligibility.  You may recall that President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA) set the stage for several million people to be eligible for DACA employment authorization.   USCIS had announced plans to begin accepting employment card applications from these newly eligible applicants beginning today.