The Current State of DACA: New Regulations, Litigation, and How to Advise Clients

The Current State of DACA: New Regulations, Litigation, and How to Advise Clients

The Current State of DACA: New Regulations, Litigation, and How to Advise Clients (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 10/26/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. No

On August 30, 2022, the Biden Administration issued a final regulation codifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The panelists will cover how this rule affects DACA applications and recipients, the impact that federal court litigation may have on the DACA program, and how to advise clients.

Featured Topics:

  • Overview of the USCIS Final Rule on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Differences between the Final Rule and the Current DACA Program
  • Differences between the Final Rule and the Proposed Rule
  • Current Status of Texas v. United States of America and Its Effect on the DACA Program
  • How to Advise Clients in an Unpredictable Atmosphere

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Dan H. Berger (DL), AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Northampton, MA

Dan H. Berger is a partner at the immigration law firm of Curran, Berger & Kludt in Northampton, MA. He is on the Legal Advisory Board of the Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration & Higher Education, on the Legal Advisory Council of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and a member of the USCIS Liaison Committee and also the Afghanistan Task Force for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

He prepared two reports for the Brookings Institution after the 2020 election, on recommendations for the Biden/Harris Administration and also on strategies to support international entrepreneurs. Dan has a particular focus on DACA and undocumented students, evaluating options for longer term status, including in monthly sessions for students at

Stephanie N. Lewin, AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Naperville, IL

Karen C. Tumlin, AILA Benefits Litigation Committee, Los Angeles, CA

Karen C. Tumlin is the founder and director of Justice Action Center, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting for greater justice for immigrant communities by combining litigation and storytelling. Karen formerly served as the Director of Legal Strategy and Legal Director for the National Immigration Law Center. She has successfully litigated numerous cases of national importance, including challenging President Trump’s Muslim Ban and his effort to end the DACA program as well as the constitutional challenge to Arizona’s notorious anti-immigrant SB 1070 law. Karen also served as the campaign manager for the HomeIsHere campaign and has testified before Congress.

Jessica Hanson, Somerville, MA

Jess is an experienced litigator and bilingual policy advocate. Jess brings extensive experience in civil litigation, policy advocacy, community education, and trauma-informed, community-centered work with directly impacted individuals to her work. Among other lawsuits, she serves as class counsel in the Batalla Vidal DACA litigation in the Eastern District of New York. She graduated from UCLA School of Law with specializations in Critical Race Studies and Public Interest Law and Policy.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.