September 05, 2017

Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

DOJ Announces 6 Month Phase-Out to give Congress time to enact Dreamer Legislation

Maria Macias, an Opening Doors' Board Member and immigration attorney based in Lewisville, Texas, has summarized today's announcement by the Department of Justice regarding DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as follows:


The Department of Homeland Security has issued a memorandum explaining the winding down of the DACA Program, as follows:

1. It will continue to accept on a case-by-case basis pending initial and renewal applications that were accepted before today. 
2. It will reject all DACA initial requests after today
3. It will continue to approve DACA renewal requests from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between today and March 5, 2018 whose renewal requests have been filed with USCIS by October 5, 2017.
4. It will not terminate the grants of previously issued deferred action or revoke Employment Authorization Documents for the remaining duration of their validity periods.
5. It will not approve any new Advanced Parole applications but will generally honor the stated validity period for previously approved applications for advance parole.  [more]

August 28, 2017

Get Up & Give AND Eat, Drink, & PLAY on North Texas Giving Day!

Thursday, September 14 - It's a Win-Win-WIN!!!

Announcing TWO ways to support our mission on Thursday, September 14:

1. North Texas Giving Day [LINK]

Your on-line giving will be increased!

(6am - Midnight)


2. Game Changers [LINK

20% of all food, drinks and games to benefit Opening Doors!!  

122 W Mulberry St #100

(11am - 2am)!!! 

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