On October 17, 2014 the USCIS updated their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) frequently asked questions (FAQs). Reviewing these frequently asked questions is a great way to get a better understanding of the DACA process.
These FAQs cover:
– What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?
– DACA Process – Background Checks – After USCIS Makes a Decision – Initial Requests for DACA – Travel – Criminal Convictions – Miscellaneous
Earlier this month, USCIS also posted a new video on DACA entitled, “Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – How to Apply or Renew DACA“.
DACA is a memorandum signed by President Obama directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to practice prosecutorial discretion towards some individuals who immigrated to the United States as children and are currently in this country illegally. They are also eligible for work authorization, but deferred action is not a lawful status nor does it lead to a lawful permanent status. The eligibility requirements for who can apply for DACA are very specific and can be reviewed on the USCIS website at: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 10/17/14, FAQs:
DACA – FAQs updated 10/17/14
USCIS.gov, 10/17/14, Video:
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – How to Apply or Renew DACA
USCIS.gov, 7/21/14, Web Page:
Renew Your DACA
USCIS.gov, 8/15/14, Web Page:
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)