On November 14, 2020, Judge Nicholas George Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an opinion which required the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reopen the DACA program for new applicants! In addition, USCIS is required to issue DACA cards that are valid for two years.
You may request DACA if you:
- Came to the United States before the age of 16;
- Have been continuously residing in the United States since June 15, 2007 and were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012;
- Were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012;
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- Are currently enrolled in school, have a high school diploma or a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces or Coast Guard; and
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
If you, a friend or relative would like to discuss DACA or another immigration issue, please give us a call at (800) 909-8129. If you mention this blog, we will waive our consultation fee. Call today!