DACA IS RENEWED! If you had DACA, now is time to think about renewal. You can file your renewal up to 5 months before your current status expires!!
See also below about the update rules on the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. Maybe you can also file for green card, even though you entered without inspection!!
OBAMA Grants Deferred Action Status for children of Immigrants. (Announced Friday, June 15, 2012)
***NOTE: Due to failed Litigation in Federal Courts, the new OBAMA Deferred Action and for both children and parents is not in effect. However, the original DACA is still in effect, and can be renewed (see below).
On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security formally announced that it will offer deferred action to “DREAMers.” For all the promising undocumented youth who call America home this represents the opportunity to come out of the shadows and fully embrace the only country they know. Eligible individuals must:
- Be 15-30 years old, and have entered before age 16
- Have been present in the U.S. for 5 years as of June 15, 2012
- Have maintained continuous residence since that time;
- Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor or multiple minor misdemeanors
- Be currently in school, graduated, or have a GED, or is an honorably discharged veteran (including Coast Guard);
- The deferred action offer will be available to those in proceedings, as well as to those who apply affirmatively.
- Those granted deferred action will be eligible to get work authorization (EAD card).
This new action is not a statute or a law and is not passage of the Dream Act. It is a temporary measure that is now allotted for the next two years only. Renewals are now being accepted!!. It has not yet been announced how when and where USCIS will accept applications for Deferred Action Status. Therefore, please check with this page again, as we will update it as soon as such information is available.