Our office receives calls every week from undocumented individuals who want to apply for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) or extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provide illegal immigrants and undocumented individuals with legal work authorization. Unfortunately, these two initiatives announced by the Obama administration in November 2014 were stopped before they even started. Before USCIS began accepting applications in February 2015, a federal court order suspended these programs.
The United States Supreme Court agreed to review the case in January 2016 in the case of United States v. Texas. The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will likely change the outcome of this case.
Until the injunction is lifted, USCIS will not begin accepting application for DAPA or extended DACA. However, you might still be eligible to apply for, or renew the original DACA program that was announced in 2012. Contact Baltimore immigration attorney Briana Arnold to learn more information about this ongoing case and your eligibility to apply for DACA.
WARNING: Do not take advice about your immigration case from a notario or an immigration consultant. Contact only a qualified immigration lawyer for legal advice about your case.
Call Briana Arnold today at (410) 484-1400.