Get Going! Attorney Tony Diaz advises that the changes in DACA he predicted have finally arrived. Apply for DACA now! Mr. Diaz now predicts that DACA will soon provide “Dreamers” with the ability to establish U.S. citizenship for those who qualify. He also believes that DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents) may be revived too.
Call us at “The Diaz Firm, PLLC”, immediately for a DACA evaluation and qualification! You may be able to adjust status and get your green card soon too. The current DACA policy now applies as it did when it was in effect before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017. Keep your eyes and ears open in case DAPA resumes, and if you already have DACA status, remember to renew your DACA status in advance of its expiration date. Mr. Diaz anticipates that the creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Central American Minors program, which allows parents with legal status in the U.S. to bring their children from Central America to live with them here in the U.S., will happen soon. There may also soon be the creation of a task force in the White House to support new Americans to integrate into American life and their communities. It is likely to happen with the new Biden-Harris Administration.
THE DACA LAW
DACA will likely soon offer a path to citizenship for those who qualify," predicts attorney Tony Diaz.
Rules for today:
You can apply for DACA if:
• You were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
• Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
• You have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, to date;
• You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time you made your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
• You had no legal status on June 15, 2012;
• You are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or the Armed Forces of the United States;
• You have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and they do not pose a threat to national security or public safety.
To apply for DACA you must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. You must also be at least 15 years or older to apply for DACA, unless you are currently in removal proceedings or have a deportation order or final expulsion.
In compliance with a recent court order, Trump reinstated the program created by President Obama to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors (Dreamers) from deportation, announcing that it would accept initial applications for the first time in three years. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it would administer the DACA program under guidelines developed by the Obama administration in 2012. DHS has said it would grant applicants approved work permits and deportation deferrals that last two years and allow DACA holders to apply for permission to travel abroad under certain circumstances. The restoration of Obama's signature immigration policy, ordered by a federal judge in Brooklyn, is a major victory for more than 640,000 current DACA recipients, as well as an estimated 300,000 undocumented immigrant teens and young adults who may be eligible to apply for the program. It is anticipated that the creation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program, the Central American Minors program, which allows parents with legal status in the US bringing their children from Central America to live with them, and the creation of a task force in the White House to support new Americans to integrate into American life and their communities. It is likely to happen with the Biden-Harris Administration.