Davis & Associates, a Texas Immigration Law Firm, is continuing to accept clients who are looking to submit a renewal request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
The DACA program was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017, and protections were set to end on March 5, 2018. This was supposed to force Congress to come up with a permanent legal solution for DACA recipients by the program end date.
As of mid-March, with no decision from Congress and a number of currently pending federal court cases regarding DACA, two district court rulings by federal judges have allowed for the DACA protections to continue, for now.
In February 2018, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it would be accepting requests for renewal of deferred action under DACA, on the same terms in place before it was rescinded in September 2017.
Due to this announcement, Davis & Associates is now assisting in DACA renewal requests for:
- Individuals who have received DACA in the past
- Individuals who previously received DACA, but it expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016.
Those who previously received DACA with protections expiring before Sept. 5, 2016, and those whose DACA grant was previously terminated, may not request DACA as a renewal. However, Davis & Associates can assist these cases by appropriately filing a new initial DACA request on the client’s behalf.
The Requirements For Filing A New Request For DACA Include:
- under the age of 31, as of June 15, 2012
- came to the United States, before reaching 16 years of age
- resided in the U.S, since June 15, 2007, up to the present time
- being physically present in the U.S., on June 15, 2012
- being physically present in the U.S., at the time of your request for DACA
- having no lawful status, as of June 15, 2012
- current student status, having graduated high school, or having obtained a GED
- honorable discharge from the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
- having no felonies, significant misdemeanors, three or more other misdemeanors, and don’t pose a threat to national security or public safety
USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never been granted deferred action, under DACA. In addition, they are not accepting or approving any advance parole requests from DACA recipients at this time.
If you or a loved one need to file a renewal for deferred action, under DACA, please call our Dallas, Texas Immigration Law Firm at (214) 999-1942 or fill out a contact form for a free immigration law consultation.