On February 18, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting requests for individuals who are eligible for the Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (i.e., people who entered the United States before the age of 16 and lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010).
As a refresher, the expansion of the DACA program is part of a series of Executive Actions made be President Obama in November 2014. The changes expanded the DACA program that allowed immigrants who were brought into the United States when they were under the age of 16, resided here since June 2007, were under 31 years of age as of June 2012, who were not convicted criminals and who were either high-school graduates or were still attending school to apply for temporary relief and work authorization. The DACA cutoff date has now changed from June 2007 to January 2010 and the program still applies to anyone who was brought here under the age of 16.
To read more about the Executive Actions, click here.
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