Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is at the top of the news headlines again. What is going on, and where do we go from here? On September 5, 2017, the executive branch announced that DACA would be brought to an end. In addition, it was announced that only a very small number of renewal applications would be accepted, namely from those DACA recipients whose DACA status would be expiring between September 5, 2017 and March 5, … [Read more...] about DACA, What Now?
On September 5, 2017, the administration announced that it will be ending DACA. Hundreds of thousands of young people will be losing that protection from deportation. Q: I am a DACA recipient, what do I do now? If you are a DACA recipient, it is essential that you put yourself in contact with an experienced immigration lawyer to have a discussion about what your options may be. The DACA program meant that you came forward to the … [Read more...] about DACA is Ending, Now What?
If you were previously granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), you can request a renewal when your current period of deferred action is close to expiring. Renewing DACA is a bit less daunting than requesting DACA for the first time. To renew DACA, you must meet certain requirements before you can apply for a renewal of DACA: You must have met the initial 2012 DACA guidelines (Although you will not be required to … [Read more...] about DACA Renewal Process
What is DAPA? Deferred Action for Parental Accountability ("DAPA") is a component of the "Immigration Accountability Executive Action" that provides temporary relief ("deferred action") from deportation to parents of US citizens or legal permanent residents. DAPA is structurally similar to the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program currently administered by the USCIS in that they are both designed to provide … [Read more...] about DAPA Explained (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability)
One of the major announcements in President Obama’s recent executive action focuses on expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program so that more people can qualify for the program. The deferred action program allows certain qualifying individuals who are in the United States illegally to stay in the United States without fear of being deported and obtain a work authorization permit. The Current DACA Program The … [Read more...] about DACA Explained (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)