With all of the recent controversy surrounding DACA, we believe it is important to review some of the facts, concerns and possible resources. Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions shattered a federal judge’s decision to fully restart the program by August 23. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, started by former President Barack Obama in 2012, has allowed for about 800,000 who immigrated to the United States illegally to remain here. The qualifying participants in the DACA program have been given the option of applying for a renewable 2-year visa which allows for them to remain in the States to work and study, amongst other things. It is important to keep in mind that this visa is a non-intent visa, which means that the requestor cannot have the intent of remaining permanently in the US.
If you or someone you know is a program participant, or interested in becoming one or in renewal, we may be able to assist you (based on your eligibility). We understand the pain of living with the current uncertainty with regard to the wavering status of this particular program, and suggest taking advantage of your option to apply or renew while it is still available. Please contact our office for additional information.