The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be a holding a free Teleconference on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 between 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EST). The subject of this event will be their continued processing of requests under the original guidelines for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the DACA renewal process. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the teleconference.
The federal court temporarily enjoined the USCIS from implementing the new expanded DACA guidelines under President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration (11/20/14).
DATE: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 TIME: 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EST)
To register for this session, please follow the steps below:
• Visit USCIS’s registration page to confirm your participation • Enter your email address and select “Submit”
• Select “Subscriber Preferences”
• Select the “Event Registration” tab • Be sure to provide your full name and organization • Complete the questions and select “Submit”
Note: After your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information.
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, 6/16/15, National Engagement:
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Original Guidelines for DACA and Renewal Process