USCIS has recently announced the process for renewing deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. If you currently have DACA, you should apply for renewal approximately 4 months before your Employment Authorization Card expires.
The U.S. Department of State began online registration for the 2015 Diversity Visa (DV) program on October 1st. Registration will end on Saturday, November 2, 2012. This year Applicants may include their same-sex spouses in their applications.
As the Senate prepares to debate immigration reform next week, there are many doubts about whether reform will be able to get enough votes. However, it seems the bigger question is whether the bill (or any immigration reform bill) will be able to survive the Republican-controlled House.