Here is the latest on DACA (updated January 26, 2021)
Because of a Dec 4, 2020 federal court ruling:
Initial and renewal applications are being accepted
Advance Parole is back
Anyone who received a 1-year renewal of their DACA will automatically have their protections extended to two years
DACA is being challenged in a Texas court case. A ruling from Judge Andrew Hanen is expected soon.
To be eligible for DACA you must:
- Have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- Have entered the U.S. before you turned 16 years old
- Have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 up to the present time
- Have been physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and at the time you are applying for DACA
- Have had no lawful status on June 15, 2012
- Currently enrolled in school (or have returned to school), graduated, obtained certificate of completion (e.g. GED) OR be an honorably discharged U.S. veteran
- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety
Our ISRC team can help you complete your DACA renewal & initial application for free. Schedule a consultation with our Immigrant Legal Services Fellow by contacting Daniel at 602-492-4510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more resources including DACA application scholarships, please contact our friends at ScholarshipsA-Z:
Here are some important points to remember:
- You do NOT have to stop working until your work permit expires.
- Your employer has no right to harass you about DACA and the expiration date on your work permit.
- You are not legally obligated to tell an employer that DACA was terminated or that your work permit expired.