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It is hard to believe that it is already time for many young people to renew their eligibility under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which grants relief from deportation/removal and work authorization in two-year increments.

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (center) and Councilmen Daniel Dromm (right) and Carlos Menchaca discuss the program that will grant municipal ID to every New Yorker, including the undocumented, on June 26.  (Susan Watts/New York Daily News)

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Special to the Filipino Reporter


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (pictured above) said a proposal to let undocumented immigrants get driver’s licenses in New York is going nowhere for now.

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In a long-awaited decision, the US Supreme Court recently ruled that the only aged-out children who can retain (and convert) their original priority date under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) are those who were petitioned by a lawful permanent resident (LPR) parent in the F-2A category (minor child of LPR), either as a direct beneficiary or as a derivative of their parent's petition.

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