U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action from deportation for now.
The Alcorn Immigration Law team is closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We can help Dreamers file for DACA renewal.
On Jan. 9, 2018, a federal court judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to end the DACA program and ordered the administration to resume receiving DACA renewal applications. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting DACA renewals again on Jan. 13, 2018.
To be eligible for two-year renewal of deferred action, an individual must:
- Previously been granted deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
- Did not leave the U.S. on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole.
- Have continuously resided in the U.S. since submitting the most recent DACA request that was approved.
- Not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor, three misdemeanors, and not pose a threat to national security or public safety.
To apply for DACA renewal, an individual must:
- Fill out Form I-821D (Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
- Fill out Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) and Form I-765 Worksheet.
- Send the forms with the appropriate filing fees to the appropriate USCIS designated location based on where you live and the carrier you use to send your renewal packet.
If you would like to be notified electronically when USCIS receives your forms, complete Form G-1145 (E-Notification for Application/Petition Acceptance) and attach it to the front of Form I-821D.
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The Alcorn Immigration Law supports immigration for innovation. We can help you or your family evaluate options that may allow you or your family to stay in the U.S. to pursue your dreams. Contact us.