Showing posts from September, 2013

CIR is dead; apply for DACA

Since one year of DACA statistics are now available and just about 600,000 applicants filed their petitions, it means that there are still at least as many eligible DREAMers who have not filed (I came up with this number based on the fact that the close to 2 million estimate was probably inaccurate and there are probably many DREAMers who have criminal records , do not have documents needed, lack the money to pay the fees, or simply don't give a damn about their immigration status). I know a lot of DREAMers were waiting for comprehensive immigration reform to happen in the hope that they will save money by applying only once and also the hassle of putting together all the documents needed.  At the time of writing this blog post, unless there is a miracle (they don't seem to happen anyway if even one Republican is around), no experts believe that any legislation will pass this year.  Most legal scholars and Congress watchers believe that the next big hope for reform is proba