Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
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Most Americans agree that DREAMers deserve protection in the United States. The DACA program was initiated in 2012 by President Obama to protect qualifying individuals brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. President Trump, through his administration, announced an end to the DACA program in 2017. However, due to litigation in many federal courts, much of the program has survived. Currently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has continued renewal requests from current DACA-protected individuals. USCIS, however, has announced that it no longer takes requests from those who have never before been granted DACA status.
If you are currently protected from deportation through DACA and need to renew your status, you can turn to J. Sparks Law, PLLC for help. Our experienced DACA attorneys in Austin have an in-depth understanding of the DACA program and have kept up-to-date with its continuing changes. Our firm is dedicated solely to immigration law, so you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
Call us at (512) 900-4774 to discuss your case during a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Texas, the U.S. and across the world.
The DACA Program
The DACA program provides relief from deportation.
- Grants eligibility to obtain work permits
- Allows you to obtain a Social Security number
The program, however, grants its benefits for a period of two years only, and then the grant of DACA and the accompanying work permit must be renewed.
In order to renew your status, you must:
- Have lived in this country continuously since your last approved request
- Not have committed a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors of any kind
- Not present a threat to national security
It is important to submit your renewal request well before the expiration of your work permit; you should discuss this with our attorneys, who can advise you on this matter.
J. Sparks Law, PLLC Is Here to Help
Because of all the uncertainty and litigation surrounding the DACA program, you may have questions and concerns about your future. We understand the difficulties and anxiety you may be facing in regards to your DACA status. Our firm is here to provide the legal support you need, to listen to your questions, and to find honest solutions that can help you be prepared and plan ahead.
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