Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

DACA Cases Move Forward

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[Fernando Alquicira, 24, a UT Health Science Center student, talks Wednesday afternoon Aug. 15, 2012 with his lawyer Nancy Taylor Shivers as he prepares to file paperwork under President Obama's Defered Action for Childood Arrivals program.  Photo: William Luther, San Antonio Express-News / © 2012 San Antonio Express-News.]

"Fernando Alquicira is taking the final step for his work permit, less than a month after he applied under the new federal program protecting some young illegal immigrants from deportation for two years if they came here as children.  The 24-year-old medical student is scheduled to have his fingerprints taken today by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, meaning the agency has processed his application and is ready to put him through a background check.  “I was pretty excited,”