Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Application Start Date: Feb 18th
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it expects to begin accepting requests for President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on February 18, 2015. Our Sacramento immigration lawyers are ready to assist you!
What changes have been made from the existing DACA program?
The new DACA program extends the deferred action and employment authorization from two years to three. So, a successful applicant should not have to worry about reapplying until a few months prior to their three year anniversary of obtaining deferred action.
It allows you to be considered if you:
- Entered the US before the age of 16;
- Have lived in the US continuously since at least 01/01/2010 (before, it was 06/15/2007);
- Are of any age (unlike the original DACA, the new DACA does not have an age limit);
- Were physically present in the US on June 15, 2012;
- Are currently in school, have a high school diploma, obtained a GED, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the US Coast Guard or Armed Forces; and,
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
If you need assistance with your DACA application (or any other immigration matter), please do not hesitate to contact our Sacramento immigration lawyer. Our Sacramento immigration law firm has been very successful with DACA. In fact, 100% successful as of today! Our Sacramento immigration attorneys would be happy to assist you, so contact us today.
*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, Sacramento’s Immigration Attorneys on Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Application Start Date: Feb 18th.