Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Updates
The United States District Court, the Northern District of California issued an order directing DHS to maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis on the same terms and conditions as were in effect before the rescission of DACA on 9/5/17, including allowing DACA enrollees to renew their enrollments, with the following exceptions:
- That new applications from applicants who have never before received deferred action need not be processed
- That the advance parole feature need not be continued for the time being for anyone
- That DHS may take administrative steps to make sure fair discretion is exercised on an individualized basis for each renewal application
Stay tuned for future updates and recent developments.
Guide To Obama’s Immigration Executive Action
If you think you qualify for protection under President Obama’s immigration executive action that was declared in Nov. 2014, you should speak with one of our immigration attorneys in San Antonio as soon as possible.
Estimates show that up to 4 million undocumented immigrants could gain protection from deportation under the executive action:
- 3.71 million undocumented immigrants who have children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (LPRs)
- An additional 290,000 immigrants could qualify for deferred action in addition to the 1.2 million young people who are already eligible under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) law from 2012
Am I Eligible For Deportation Protection Under The Executive Action?
If you are a parent of a U.S. citizen or LPR with five or more years of residence or an immigrant who arrived in the U.S. under “child” status and remain in the U.S. legally, you could be eligible. Immigrants from both groups will be required to reapply to this program every three years, but you may also be eligible for a work permit. The program for parents of citizens and LPRs is known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability).
The previous age requirement for DACA of being under 30 years old has been abolished as long as you have had continuous residence in the U.S. prior to 2010.
Additionally, if you are seeking a waiver of inadmissibility while working toward LPR status, you may petition for a waiver as long as you have been in the U.S. for at least 180 days. Provisional waivers will be granted for spouses and minor children of citizens and LPRs as long as visas are available.
Get The Dependable Lawyer You Need For Eligibility And Protection Under Obama’s Executive Action
At Trevino Immigration Law, we will be available to our clients in Texas through the duration of the executive order’s efficacy and should the action be rescinded for any reason. We’ll help you gather all supporting documents, discuss any criminal or tax problems you might have, and address all other aspects of eligibility.
We pride ourselves on providing one-on-one personalized guidance to each of our clients at an affordable cost. Your future is important, and we make sure that you are thoroughly prepared for application.