Undocumented? We are here to help.

UPDATE:  President Trump has announced that he will end the DACA program on March 5, 2018. For more information see: http://curranberger.com/daca-program-to-end/ Extensions will be accepted through October 5, 2017. No new applications will be accepted.

We strongly recommend that everyone with DACA consider longer term options (see our guide at http://www.e4fc.org/images/ E4FC_BDAGuide.pdf and the screening tool released by the American Immigration Council (written for attorneys): Screening Potential DACA Requestors for Other Forms of Relief).  And also talk to an attorney or legal service provider (immigrationlawhelp.org) before leaving the US.

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has provided an overview of what you need to know about the end of DACA here: https://www.ilrc.org/sites/ default/files/resources/ community_advisory_-_end_of_ dacav2.pdf

To support a legislative fix for DACA, AILA’s Advocacy Action Center has provided an easy tool to reach out: http://www.aila.org/takeaction#/40.

Curran & Berger LLP collaborates with Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) to offer legal resources for undocumented students in the United States. Our shared goal is to help undocumented youth find long-term immigration remedies.

There are many other organizations that assist undocumented students.  Our niche is to provide legal advice that is comprehensive – that evaluates and advises on all areas of immigration law.  Unlike many undocumented adults in the US, undocumented students may have remedies (short or long term) based on their education. There are no magic answers, but accurate information on immigration law issues helps undocumented students make decisions about their future.

For many years our firm has represented colleges and universities. In the past, there would be individual undocumented students approaching us for advice, but the numbers were relatively small. Because of demographics, specifically the wave of immigration in the late 1980s and early 1990s, we are finding many students now who are undocumented. They often finish school, and then are unable to use their degrees. Trying to help these students involved surveying the gamut of visa categories, from family to business, to look for a possible remedy.

Even though the DREAM Act is stalled in Congress, we are proud to work with E4FC, a great organization which is quickly gaining supporters. Most recently, Silicon Valley technology leaders have added their voices and generosity to help further E4FC’s mission. Check out The Wall Street Journal’s coverage here, and the LA Times coverage here.