DACA is Back in Effect as of June 2020
Our Immigration attorneys at Ferretjans Law in Miami are thrilled to share the following update on DACA renewal and new applications program.
On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump Administration’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was started by the Obama Administration and has been protecting from deportation individuals who came to the United States without documents or status for eight years. DACA aims to protect minors who came to the United States when they were very young and grew up in the United States with strong ties to their lives here. Those protected under DACA are often called “Dreamers.”
Who the Dreamers? Many times, these Dreamers identify as Americans, mainly speak English, and have no memory or connection to the country where they were born because they have spent most of their lives in the United States. For all intents and purposes, Dreamers are Americans.
In November of 2017, the Trump Administration ordered an end to DACA, and began deporting Dreamers. No more applications were accepted, and the Dreamers were left in a situation of uncertainty about their future. The Supreme Court’s decision that the Trump Administration cannot end DACA is a huge win for 650,000 Dreamers in the United States, and many more
future Dreamers who can now apply for protection under DACA.
Although we are waiting to confirm whether USCIS will be accepting first-time applications for DACA, we want to ensure the community is prepared for if they do. If you or anyone you know meets the following criteria, please contact us at (305) 925-0811 for assistance.
Ferretjans Law Miami is dedicated to aiding all potential Dreamers with their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Applications (DACA). #Homeishome.
1. You must be under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012;
2. You must have arrived in the United States before the age of 16;
3. You must have resided in the United States from June 15, 2017 – present;
4. You must have been present in the United States on June 15, 2012; and
5. You must currently be enrolled in school, have graduated from high school, obtained your GED, or have been honorably discharged from the armed forces.
Because Immigration law is complex it is important you discuss your options and eligibility with a knowledgeable immigration attorney in Miami. At Ferretjans Law, our Immigration Lawyer in Miami, strives to accomplish our client’s goals to migrate to the United States.
Call us or email us now to evaluate your immigration status and DACA eligibility at 305-925-0811