Most entries below contain actual legal discussions of events directly related to Filipinos in or immigrating to the United States.
Remember- These writings are provided for general information only and do not constitute legal advice, nor do they create any attorney-client relationship. Each person's needs and requirements are different and require a personal evaluation to determine the proper legal course of action.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

DACA Renewal Begins

USCIS has finally released the form required for DACA renewals and a special web page with basic renewal intormion.  

The form and instructions are essentially the same as the drafts released back in January, so my comments on the drafts accurately describe the renewal process and will not be repeated here.

Initial Applications are Still Being Accepted

Unlike most other immigration benefits, there is no deadline for filing a first application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  If you:

(1) Continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 (with some exceptions);
(2) Were under 16 on June 15, 2007;
(3) Were under 31 on June 15, 2012; and
(4) Not in a lawful immigration status on June 15, 2012,

you should consult with an attorney to see if you meet the additional educational and criminal record elements of DACA eligibility.

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