Expanded DACA Application Instructions Released Today February 11th
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services website just released instructions to help applicants understand the new expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process. The website now has instructions for applying as well as a frequently asked questions page. Our Sacramento immigration lawyers are prepared to assist you with applying when USCIS begins to accept DACA applications under the expanded program.
**Do not apply for the expanded DACA until February 18, 2015. USCIS will not begin accepting applications until then.**
President Obama announced in November 2014 that he would expand DACA to allow more undocumented immigrants to qualify. You may qualify 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 applications. 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 DACA Application Instructions Released Today February 11th.