3-Year DACA Approvals Begin
3-Year DACA Approvals Begin! On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would be approved for 3 years at a time (this includes new and renewal applications, even those pending a decision as of the date of the announcement). Carson & Kyung, A Law Corporation began receiving approvals after November 20th that were granted for 3 years.
As this article correctly points out, many individuals have sought immigration advice from our Sacramento immigration lawyers and have found that they’re eligible for some other form of relief. Here are some examples:
- Victims of Crime Visa (U-Visa)
The Victims of Crime Visa (“U-Visa”) is a nonimmigrant visa that allows victims of qualifying criminal activities who have suffered substantial physical and/or mental abuse to live and work in the US if they have been, are being, or are willing to be helpful to law enforcement or other government officials in the investigation and/or prosecution of those crimes.
The U-Visa can be a permanent solution to an individual’s unlawful status here in the US because they are granted for up to 4 years initially and the individual may apply for lawful permanent resident status (a green card) after 3 years of continuous residence here in the US under the U-Visa.
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) allows an abused spouse or child of a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder), or an abused parent of a US Citizen to apply for a green card, receive work authorization, and receive public benefits.
- Victims of Trafficking Visa (T-Visa)
The Victims of Trafficking Visa (“T-Visa”) is a nonimmigrant visa that allows human trafficking victims to live and work in the US. It is initially granted for 4 years and like the U-Visa, the T-Visa holder would be eligible to apply for a green card after 3 years of obtaining T nonimmigrant status. Like the U-Visa, it also can be a permanent solution to an individual’s unlawful status.
Though DACA is now being granted for 3 years at a time, there may be a lasting solution for you. Immigration law is a complex area, but our Sacramento immigration lawyers are available to discuss your matter with you. We have been 100% successful with all of our DACA cases and hope to be able to assist you. Do not hesitate to contact us about your immigration needs. Our Sacramento immigration law firm is here to help.
*The information provided in this post does not constitute legal advice or opinion. The information is for guidance purposes only. Individual situations vary and you should contact us for a consultation. Carson & Kyung, A Law Corporation on 3-Year DACA Approvals Begin.