In June 2012, President Obama announced a special program for people who came to the U.S. as children and meet certain other requirements. The program is called “Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals”, or “DACA” for short. While it is not certain that the program will remain in effect when the next U.S. President is elected in 2016, the program is currently ongoing and provides a great benefit to those who are eligible.
Renewals – For those who have already been granted work authorization and deferred action under the DACA program, the DHS has said that they will be publishing a new I-821D form for the renewals (and new applications) in late May 2014. DHS will not accept the old form I-821D for either renewals or new applications after the date the new form is published. Renewals can be submitted up to 4 months in advance.
We can help you determine whether you are eligible, and assist you in applying for DACA or your DACA renewal. Call or email us today to schedule a consult with one of our attorneys. We are charging reduced consultation fees for people who believe they are eligible for DACA.