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DACA Updates—Evolving and Advanced Issues

July 25, 2013
Audio Seminar

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  • $199.00

DACA Updates—Evolving and Advanced Issues

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on July 25, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

On August 15, 2012, USCIS began accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Various studies and reports show that as many as 1.76 million undocumented immigrants potentially qualify for relief from deportation through this program. As of March 31, 2013, 488,782 applications have been accepted for processing and --of those --268,361 have been approved. This seminar will provide an update on the DACA program.

  • Processing Updates --Current Data, USCIS Processing Reports and Transfer of Cases
  • Key Tips for Tackling and Avoiding RFEs
  • Navigating Sticky Criminal Background Issues
  • Alternatives and Ancillary Issues to DACA
  • The Role of the Counselor
  • Post-DACA Issues --Driver's License, Enrolling for College, and Advance Parole


Daniel Shanfield (dl), San Jose
Daniel Shanfield received his J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1996, and is the founder of the Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield – Immigration Defense, PC, a four attorney law firm with offices in San Francisco and San Jose. He is a former INS Trial Attorney and Legal Services Manager with the U.S. Refugee Program (OPE) in Vienna, Austria, and refugee resettlement officer in Central Asia with UNHCR. Daniel previously served as AILA Santa Clara Valley (AILA SCV) Chapter Chair.

Margaret Niebler-Brown, Milwaukee, WI
Maggie Niebler-Brown is an associate attorney at Straub Immigration, LLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law Camden. Prior to working Straub Immigration, Ms. Niebler-Brown was a staff attorney at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Pennsylvania (HIAS PA) for seven years. At HIAS PA, she was awarded an Independence Fellowship to provide legal services to women and children survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and abuse.

Patrick Taurel, DACA Legal Services Fellow
Patrick Taurel is the DACA Legal Services Fellow at the Legal Action Center. Prior to joining the LAC, Mr. Taurel was an associate attorney with Andrade Law Office in Boise, Idaho, where he represented noncitizens before USCIS, EOIR, federal courts, and U.S. consulates abroad. He graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2010.

Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "DACA Updates - Evolving and Advanced Issues" audio seminar takes place Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 7/24/2013.

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