Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The President Has Spoken – Can DHS Make the Immigration DREAM Come True?

"The task now falls to the Homeland Security
Department's immigration components, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to
review the anticipated flood of cases for deferred-action eligibility
and issue work permits to a population of DREAMers estimated by the Pew Hispanic Center at 1.4 million.  Are they up to the job?  The challenge will be daunting.  No new
money has been appropriated. Existing agency personnel cannot possibly
receive training and handle the workload without a funding mechanism.  Will the applicant tide overwhelm available
resources? Can the foreseeable backlogs be avoided? How do those who
want deferred action get it, given that DHS has consistently maintained
that this act of p