If you are one of the California enrollees in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, you probably know that DACA did not expire in March as it was scheduled to do. You may, however, be unclear as to the current status of this program and how worried you should be about your immigration status relative to the possibility of your being arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
California is home to many sanctuary cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. However, despite living within a sanctuary city, many immigrants have had to contend with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
If a judge has recently determined that you have broken immigration laws, he or she may have ordered deportation. Now, you are facing separation from family members, employment or education.
There are several steps to take to qualify for refugee status in the United States. First, a person needs to qualify as a refugee under guidelines set by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. There are numerous qualifying factors, so people should read over them carefully.