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Question of the Week
Posted September 6, 2017, 1:15 pm CDT
On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would be phasing out the Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals program. According to a statement from President Donald Trump, no new applications will be processed, but existing work permits will be honored until they expire, and applications in the government’s hands will continue to be processed.
This week, we’d like to ask you: Do you have clients or know anyone affected by the wind-down of the DACA program? What will they do now?
You can share your stories in the comments, but we encourage you to email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the answers to last week’s question: Have you ever had to cope with a natural disaster?
Posted by Michael: “In August of 2015, our island was devastated by Typhoon Soudelor. Most of the island (including my office) was without electrical power for nearly two months. My office suffered a few broken windows—two-by fours from the hotel across the street blew right through our aluminum storm shutters—and a few files suffered water damage, but fortunately nothing more. We’re used to typhoons here, so my office has a backup generator, which supplied power 20 hours per day. My house had no power or water, so my wife and I slept on an air mattress in the office library, and showered in the office bathroom. Our local and U.S. District courts took about a week off, and filing deadlines were extended. As far as my practice is concerned, I’m not sure what I could have done differently, other than making sure that all of my files were in a filing cabinet instead of being on someone’s desk. When Mother Nature comes after you, you just have to fix what broke and move on.”
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