Latest news regarding DACA.
The DACA, or Deferred Action Consideration for Childhood Arrivals program, is a program that allows young people who entered the country illegally as minors to obtain documentation necessary to work and study in the United States. The DACA program was established during the Obama administration and allowed many Dreamers to obtain work permits and access to loans and / or funds to continue their education. In September 2017, the Trump administration wanted to end the program. For the past several years, the validity of the program has been disputed in court. The last decision of December 2020, orders that the program be reinstated in its entirety. But what does this mean? The new federal order states that new DACA applications will be accepted, as well as renewals. This means if you meet the requirements to apply for DACA and have never filed before, now is the best time to do so. Likewise, if you need to renew your DACA and / or work permit, now is the time. The federal order extends the validity of the DACA and work permit from one (1) year to two (2) years. What are the requirements to apply for DACA and / or work permit? You could apply for DACA benefits if: 1. You were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012 2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday 3. You have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, to the present 4. You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of filing the request for Consideration of Deferred Action with USCIS 5. Had no legal status on June 15, 2012 6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have earned a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Forces Armed Forces of the United States, and 7. You have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and in no other way constitutes a threat to national security or public safety Remember that being the beneficiary of a DACA only grants you a deferred action in the deportation process, and a work permit, but it does not grant you an immigration status in the country. If you need help with your immigration case, do not hesitate to call us. In Y. Morejon Attorney, P.A. We can help you. Here, your problem is our problem.
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