Undocumented? We are here to help.
NOTE: The new administration had pledged to end DACA but to date this has not happened. There is also a bill in Congress called the Bridge Act to protect DACA. For now, DACA applications are still being accepted and approved. However, we strongly recommend that everyone with DACA consider longer term options (see our guide at http://www.e4fc.org/images/ E4FC_BDAGuide.pdf). And also talk to an attorney or legal service provider (immigrationlawhelp.org) before leaving the US, since the future of DACA is uncertain.
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.