In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, my amazing colleagues, Anita Koumriqian, my law partner and a family immigration law expert, and Cori Farooqi, an associate attorney on our family immigration team, provide an update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Since January, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been accepting new DACA applications and employment authorization (work permits) in addition to renewals. Anita and Cori talk about the requirements for filing for DACA for the first time and give a run down of the House and Senate bills that—if passed—will offer a path to citizenship for Dreamers.
Please share this episode with other companies, startup founders, international talent, or anyone who can benefit from it. Sign up for the Alcorn monthly newsletter to receive the latest on DACA and other immigration news.
Reach out to us if we can help you determine the best immigration options for yourself, your company, your employees or prospective employees, or your family whether in the U.S. or abroad.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- What Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is
- The highs and lows of DACA during the Trump administration
- Criteria for qualifying for DACA
- The one significant misdemeanor that could disqualify you from getting DACA
- Differences between the House and Senate bills
Don’t miss my upcoming conversations with top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, startup founders, professors, futurists, and thought leaders on Immigration Law for Tech Startups. Subscribe to this podcast here or on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or whatever your favorite platform is. As always, we welcome your rating and review of this podcast. We appreciate your feedback!
American Immigration Council Fact Sheet on The Dream Act
Alcorn Immigration Law offerings
- Citizenship Through Naturalization information page
- Immigration Law for Tech Startups: Becoming a U.S. Citizen: Naturalization and Citizenship
- Immigration Law for Tech Startups eBook
- Extraordinary Ability Bootcamp course for best practices for securing the O-1A visa, EB-1A green card, or the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) green card—the top options for startup founders. Use promotion code ILTS for 20% off the enrollment fee.
Also published on Medium.