On Friday, December 4, 2020, federal judge Nicholas Garaufis directed the Department of Homeland Security to post a public notice by Monday that it will accept petitions from new applicants for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Prior to this ruling from Judge Garaufis. federal courts only required the Trump administration to allow DACA renewals, they never made any decisions about the ability of an individual to submit new applications. Friday's ruling changes all of that.
USCIS just updated its website on December 7, 2020 reflecting this decision. Applicants qualify for DACA if they meet the following criteria:
If you wish to apply for DACA, then you need to submit the following evidence to support your application:
Examples of Documents to Submit to Demonstrate you Meet the Guidelines
Please see the instructions (PDF, 293.72 KB) to Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, for further details on acceptable documentation.
Proof of identity
Proof you came to U.S. before your 16th birthday
Proof of immigration status
Proof of presence in U.S. on June 15, 2012
Proof you continuously resided in U.S. since June 15, 2007
Proof of your student status at the time of requesting DACA
Proof you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the U.S.
The application fee to apply for DACA (including seeking work authorization) is $495. If you need assistance applying for DACA, contact Liberty Law Group today for a free consultation.
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