On January 29, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will begin accepting requests for expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on February 18, 2015.
The expanded DACA program expands the population potentially eligible for DACA to individuals of any current age who entered the U.S. before the age of 16, and have lived in the U.S. continuously since January 1, 2010. In addition, the validity period of DACA’s accompanying work authorization is extended from two years to three years.
Please contact our office if you need any assistance filing a DACA request, or if you have questions about the eligibility requirements.
For a summary of USCIS’s planned initiatives relating to the President’s executive actions on immigration, including information on the expanded DACA program, you may go to the following website: http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction#1