ATTENTION: Expanded DACA Requests to begin February 18, 2015.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other DACA guidelines.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
USCIS will begin accepting requests for expanded DACA on February 18, 2015.
DO I QUALIFY?
— Allows individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, to apply for DACA (removing the upper age restriction) provided they meet all other DACA guidelines.
— Requires continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010, rather than the prior requirement of June 15, 2007.
— Extends the deferred action period and employment authorization from 2 years to 3 years.
— Takes off the age restriction for undocumented young people who arrived here before January 1, 2010.
As part of President Obama’s new administrative action on immigration, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has been expanded.
More DREAMers and young people will be eligible for DACA. Plus, the period of DACA and work authorization is extended from 2 years to now 3 years.
The expanded DACA program will allow an estimated 300,000 additional individuals who came to the U.S. as children to qualify. Under the current program, DACA is limited to individuals who entered before June 15, 2007 and who were born on or after June 16, 1981.Under the expanded program, new DACA-eligible immigrants will be able to qualify if they entered before January 1, 2010 regardless of their age.
For more information visit: http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction#daca