The USCIS has announced when it will begin implementing the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Who is Eligible? Individuals with no lawful immigration status who are seeking initial or renewal DACA.
What is Expanded DACA? It extends the deferred action period and employment authorization to three years from two years, and allows you to be considered for DACA if you:
◦ Entered the United States before the age of 16;
◦ Have lived in the United States continuously since at least January 1, 2010, rather than the prior requirement of June 15, 2007;
◦ Are of any age (removes the requirement to have been born prior to June 15, 1981); and
◦ Meet all the other DACA guidelines.
When can I Apply? February 18, 2015 (USCIS will not accept requests for expanded DACA before that date.)
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