Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Program that offered a quick path to Citizenship to foreign nationals through Military Service may not be delivering on that promise

MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to National Interest), is a program that was created in 2009 by the Defense Department in order recruit foreign nationals that possess specific skills that are considered valuable to the national interest, such as language and medical skills.  In return for their military service, these recruits were offered an expedited path to U.S. citizenship. 

The program has had it’s share of controversy from the start and was eventually shut down in 2016, after the Obama administration opened it up to DACA recipients, allowing them to apply for it.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: DACA is Back, Trump is Thwarted Again – This Time By a Republican Appointed Judge

On April 24, 2018, Federal Judge John D. Bates for the District of Columbia ruled DACA must remain in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications. 

Judge Bates had concluded that the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel the program was done without any explanation as to how the program was unlawful, and thus the decision was “arbitrary and capricious” in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”). In determining that the Court had authority to review the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind DACA, it explained: 
…the cases are clear that courts have the authority to review an agency’s interpretation of the law if it is relied on to justify an enforcement policy, even when that interpretation concerns the lawful scope of the agency’s enforcement discretion.  See Chaney, 470 U.
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Monday, April 23, 2018

Sunnyvale ‘Dreamer’ Heads to Capitol Hill to Advocate for DACA Recipients

By Kalpana Peddibhotla/MPLG Founder

Since 2010, I have represented Ruchir Parikh and his family, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1992 when Ruchir was only six years old. For the past twenty-five years, this “DREAMer” has been struggling to stay in the only country he knows as home.

Ruchir graduated from San Jose State University and is currently working at cloud identity management giant Okta Inc. He is a DACA recipient, however his stay in the U.S. is in peril. The Trump administration rescinded DACA on Sept. 5, 2017, but two lower court decisions have allowed the program to remain in place temporarily, and for renewal applications to be accepted. Ruchir’s DACA status expires in 2019.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Trump Administration and America Turns Its Back on the DREAMers

On September 5, 2017 President Trump announced that his administration will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, effectively ending protection for the DREAMers he promised to support during his campaign and the early months of his Presidency.

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