Time to Renew your Deferred Action (DACA)

Renewal Of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 

Earlier this month USCIS outlined the process that must be followed in order for those who were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to renew their status. USCIS first started granting DACA requests in September 2012 for periods of 2-years, meaning those whom initially received DACA will soon need to renew their status.

USCIS will be creating a new form that must be filed in order to renew your status under DACA. In order to renew your status you must have your DACA and employment authorization application and documentation submitted to USCIS approximately 120-days (4-months) before your current period of DACA expires. This gives USCIS the chance to decide whether or not they will renew your application before your status expires. Filing your applications late may result in the loss of status as well as work authorization.

Failure to renew your status under DACA will result in unlawful presence and losing your employment authorization and possible continued eligibility to remain in the United States.

If you have been granted DACA, it is important that you start this process early so that you do not lose your legal status in this country as well as your authorization to work here in the United States.  Contact Scales of Justice, LLP to set up a phone or in-person consultation to discuss your case.  We can be reach by email at: info@tipthescalesforme.com or by phone at our San Diego office: (619) 796-1765 or Los Angeles office: (323) 577-8529.

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