DACA Update from Homeland Security


The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin today, indicating that undocumented immigrants who have applied for the DACA deportation deferral program will not be deported even if their status lapsed during President Trump’s decision to phase out the program.  Those with DACA status who engage in “criminal conduct”, however, will still be targeted for deportation, even certain misdemeanor alcohol, drug, domestic violence and other crimes.


Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware!)

When you are asked to sign any contract, make sure that you fully understand what you are being asked to sign.  If you do not understand the document, never rely on the person who is asking you to sign it for answers as to its meaning.

When in doubt, do not sign until you’ve taken the document to your attorney, to be advised in detail about the mutual obligations and benefits of the proposal.  If an offer is “too good to be true,” and the person asking you to sign it is pressuring you to close a deal on the spot, without letting your attorney advise you first, then beware!  It’s usually better to forego a ‘too-good-to-be-true’ opportunity, than to end up in debt for something that lacks the value you had expected.


Antes de obligarse por un contrato, debe que entender lo que le piden firmar.  Si no entiende un documento, no confie en la persona que está presionandote firmar.

Si tiene dudas, lleva el documento a su abogado, para dejar el abogado explicar los beneficios y obligaciones de esa propuesta.  Si parece demasiado bueno para ser verdad, y la persona está presionandote firmar o perder la oferta ahora mismo, ¡Cuidate!  A veces, es mejor perder una oportunidad increíble, para evitar el riesgo de comprar algo que no vale nada.