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Latest Developments

  • Final Rule on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program Released
    On August 24, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security released a final rule on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which preserves and fortifies the existing DACA program with minor changes. The name, eligibility criteria, application process, and cost remain the same as the current DACA program. However, due to the July 2021 Fifth […]
  • Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of DACA
    On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama signed an executive memorandum that announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This administrative relief protects eligible immigrants who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. DACA gives recipients: 1) protection from deportation, and 2) a work permit. In the 10 years […]
  • Application is Now Open for the 2022-23 HOPE Scholarship
    The application is now open for the 2022-23 HOPE Scholarship. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in the Fall 2022 and/or Spring 2023 semesters are invited to apply.  The deadline for application is April 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. To receive full consideration, complete the HOPE application by the deadline date. 2022-23 HOPE […]

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