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Jan. 13, 2018, Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.

If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016, you may still file your DACA request as a renewal request.

Our legal services team can help you. Call us at (360) 616-0479 or Espanol (360) 616-2722. Or EMAIL US

Scenes from the Women’s March in Seattle
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Martitha moves on

Martitha MayMartitha May, long-time Executive Director and Family Services Director at Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center, has decided to move from KIAC.

Martitha May was a co-founder of KIAC and brought expertise, a deep commitment, and a great heart to serving the immigrant community in Kitsap County. She leaves a lasting legacy in the services that KIAC Family Services provides and with the families whose lives she has touched.

KIAC will miss her and we wish her every success in her future endeavors.

To carry on the work of the Family Services Center to which Martitha has been so dedicated, KIAC will be conducting a search for her replacement in January.

KIAC Family Services will be open for its regularly scheduled hours starting on the 16th of January.

U.S. memo weakens guidelines for protecting immigrant children in court

By Mica Rosenberg

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has issued new guidelines for immigration judges that remove some instructions for how to protect unaccompanied juveniles appearing in their courtrooms.

A Dec. 20 memo, issued by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) replaces 2007 guidelines, spelling out policies and procedures judges should follow in dealing with children who crossed the border illegally alone and face possible deportation. Continue reading U.S. memo weakens guidelines for protecting immigrant children in court

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