Did DACA change? Yes, it did! On Friday, December 4, 2020, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, ordered USCIS  to allow newly eligible immigrants to file new applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

WHAT IF I NEVER APPLIED FOR DACA IN THE FIRST PLACE?

This order reverses a memorandum issued in the summer by Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, which restricted DACA to people who were already enrolled. The Trump administration could still appeal the decision, but as the order stands, USCIS must issue guidance for filing by Monday, December 7, 2020.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR DACA?

It’s a good idea to use an Austin Immigration Attorney to file your application for DACA.

In Order to Meet the Eligibility Requirements, You Must Demonstrate –

That on June 15, 2012 you As of the date you file your request you
  • Were under the age of 31 years
  • Were physically present in the United States
  • Had no lawful status
  • Have resided continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007;
  • Had come to the United States before your 16th birthday
  • Were physically present in the United States; and
  • Are in school, have graduated from high school in the United States, or have a GED; or
  • Are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States

To speak with an experienced Austin immigration lawyer about filing for DACA,  please call experienced Austin immigration lawyer Michael G. Murray, of Michael G.Murray, P.A. You can call today at (512) 215-4407, or contact the firm online, to learn more.

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