First let me thank you for your support. During the past 12 months, the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association continued to grow and continued to make an impact in our community through programs, volunteering, and raising dollars for scholarships. We could not have done this without you and our 2018 board – DHBA Officers Javier Perez, Larry Banda, Jes Alexander, Nicole Munoz and DHBA Directors Trisha Freshwater, Elsa Manzanares, Matt Phillips and Angelina LaPenotiere.
Thank you for volunteering at several events from the Karnes Pro Bono Project to the Noche de Luz. What else have we been doing? Look here to see a few fliers from our 2018 events. Want to help us make a bigger impact in 2019? Renew your DHBA membership and ask a friend to join. DHBA is an inclusive organization, thus if you want to make an impact all you need to do is sign up. If you join via the Dallas Bar Association, you can join the DBA and DHBA for one price and double the benefits. You can also visit our site at http://dallashispanicbar.com/Membership.
It has been a pleasure to serve as the DHBA 2018 President. I wish you all a prosperous and healthy 2019.
On Sept. 5, 2017, the President of the United States directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end DACA over the next two and a half years. There are several moving pieces in an effort to find a responsible resolution. We will do our best to post information on our website and social media platforms.
On Jan. 9, 2018, a U.S. District Judge issued a ruling ordering the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The ruling impacts individuals who were previously granted deferred action under DACA, and does not permit new applications for DACA status. On Nov. 8, 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the District Judge's decision on appeal. The government is likely to appeal to the Supreme Court.
For more information on renewals please visit the USCIS website.
On Aug. 3, 2018, a different U.S. District Judge issued a ruling ordering the administration to restart DACA in full, but that order has been stayed while the government appeals.