U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on Feb. 18, 2015. That will be the first day to request DACA under the revised guidelines established as part of President Obama’s recent anouncements on immigration.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
Who : Individuals with no lawful immigration status who are seeking initial or renewal DACA.
What : Extends the deferred action period and employment authorization to three years from two years, and allows you to be considered for DACA if you:
1) Entered the United States before the age of 16;
2) Have lived in the United States continuously since at least January 1, 2010, rather than the prior requirement of June 15, 2007;
3) Are of any age (removes the requirement to have been born since June 15, 1981); and
4) Meet all the other DACA guidelines.
When: February 18, 2015 (USCIS will not accept requests for expanded DACA before that date.)