DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
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DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is still valid. It’s difficult to predict how and when
this program might be cancelled. The next President will be inaugurated on January 20th,
2017. For now, initial & renewal DACA applications will continue to be processed.
I HAVE DACA, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Stay calm, your work permit will continue to be valid for the time being. Even though there are no guarantees on how this information will be used in the future, we will continue to fight for you and the more than 700,000 individuals with DACA.
If your DACA needs to be renewed, the greatest risk is that your renewal application might not get processed before January 20th, 2017 and you might lose the filing fee. Processing times for DACA renewals vary depending on where you live.
I QUALIFY FOR DACA, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you have not applied for DACA, we recommend that you DO NOT apply for DACA now because the process takes several months and the filing fee is $465 (fee will increase to $495 after December 23rd). We recommend that you wait to see what the future of DACA is because applying will expose your information to the immigration agencies.
SHOULD I TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE US?
The permit to travel with DACA outside the U.S. is called “Advance Parole”. Advance Parole is not recommended for everyone and if you are considering traveling outside the country please first consult with our organization or an immigration attorney. If someone is traveling with advance parole outside the U.S., they should return before January 20th, 2017.
WHAT CAN I DO NOW?
Make an appointment with one of our offices or with an immigration attorney. It is possible that you may have other legal options or that you may qualify for another form of immigration relief.
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