Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Applications

The United States Citizenship Immigration Services began accepting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications on August 15, 2012. Through March 31, 2014, the agency approved 553,197 DACA applications. Out of those, 4,429 came from Minnesota. As DACA turns two years old, we have much to celebrate and much left to do—including ensuring applicants timely request renewal so their DACA status does not lapse. The purpose of this tip is to raise awareness around initial and renewal DACA applications. Read more >>

Submitted by: Claudia Vincze Turcean, VLN Robina Fellow

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Basics of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced the issuance of President Obama’s Executive Order that allowed consideration for deferred action of childhood arrivals (DACA) who meet certain eligibility requirements as outlined below. This is a determination to defer removal action of a person as an act of prosecutorial discretion. A person who has received deferred action will stop accruing unlawful presence during the time the deferred action is in effect. Upon approval, childhood arrivals receive deferred action status for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may be eligible for employment authorization. Deferred action does not erase previous or subsequent periods of unlawful presence. Due to the fact that this is a discretionary determination, the Department of Homeland Security can terminate at any time. Read More>>

Submitted by Diana Villella Larson, Managing Attorney of the Spanish Legal Services Program

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