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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration relief program that allows minors that entered or stayed in the country illegally to postpone deportation for a renewable 2-year time period. This program allows youth to get permission to go to school, obtain a driver’s license, and work in the United States.


The DACA program was first created in 2012 by the Obama administration, which was later revised, scaled back, and has been facing termination during the Trump Administration. The Supreme Court rescinded attempts to end DACA in July 2020, but incorporated new restrictions on the program, reducing the 2 year time period to 1 year, and were no longer accepting new or future applications.


As a result of recent rulings on December 4, 2020 by Judge Garaufis, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will now be accepting new applications, as well as providing extensions.


To be eligible for DACA, qualifying young undocumented individuals are required to demonstrate the following:

  • that they came to the U.S. before age 16;

  • that they have resided here continuously since June 15, 2007;

  • that they do not currently have legal immigration status;

  • that they were present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012;

  • that they were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012;

  • that they are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a GED certificate, or that they have been honorably discharged from the military;

  • that they have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

If you or a loved one are thinking about applying for DACA, please give Galindo Law a call. With a free consultation, our dedicated team can help you understand your options, as well as the benefits and risks of applying for DACA. Our immigration team stands ready to assist and can be reached by calling 888-800-1808.

See the following article in English from the USCIS website...


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https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-response-to-december-4-2020-order-in-batalla-vidal-et-al-v


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:

Response to December 4, 2020, Order in Batalla Vidal, et al. v. Wolf, et al., 16-CV-4756 (NGG) (VMS) (E.D.N.Y.) and State of New York, et al. v. Trump, et al., 17-CV-5228 (NGG) (VMS) (E.D.N.Y.).

On November 14, 2020, Judge Nicholas George Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an opinion regarding the July 28, 2020 memorandum[1] signed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf.[2] On December 4, 2020, Judge Garaufis required the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take certain actions to implement his November 14 opinion. As a result, effective December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is:

  • Accepting first-time requests for consideration of deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;

  • Accepting DACA renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;

  • Accepting applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;

  • Extending one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and

  • Extending one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.

USCIS will take appropriate steps to provide evidence of the one-year extensions of deferred action and employment authorization documents under DACA to individuals who were issued documentation on or after July 28, 2020, with a one-year validity period under the Wolf Memorandum.

DHS will comply with Judge Garaufis’ order while it remains in effect, but DHS may seek relief from the order.

[1] Reconsideration of the June 15, 2012 Memorandum Entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children” (Wolf Memorandum).

[2] Batalla Vidal, et al. v. Wolf, et al., 16-CV-4756 (NGG) (VMS), 2020 WL 6695076 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 14, 2020); State of New York, et al. v. Trump, et al., 17-CV-5228 (NGG) (VMS), 2020 WL 6695076 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 14, 2020).

Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/07/2020




Vea el siguiente artículo en español del sitio web de USCIS ...

Inicio > Noticias > Alertas > Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia

https://www.uscis.gov/es/noticias/alertas/accion-diferida-para-los-llegados-en-la-infancia


Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia:


Respuesta a la Orden del 4 de diciembre de 2020 en el caso en el Caso Batalla Vidal v. Wolf, Núm. 16-CV-4756 (NGG)(VMS)(E.D.N.Y.) y Estado de Nueva York, et al. v. Trump, et al. 17-CV-5228 (NGG)(VMS)(E.D.N.Y.)


El 14 de noviembre de 2020, el juez Nicholas George Garaufis del Tribunal de Distrito de Estados Unidos para el Distrito Este de Nueva York emitió una decisión relacionada con el memorándum¹ del 28 de julio de 2020, firmado por el secretario interino Chad F. Wolf.² y titulado “no fue un ejercicio de la autoridad legal del secretario interino Wolf. El 4 de diciembre de 2020, el juez Garaufis requirió al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) tomar ciertas acciones para implementar su opinión emitida el 14 de noviembre. Como resultado, efectivo el 7 de diciembre de 2020, el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS):

  • Aceptará peticiones iniciales para la consideración de la acción diferida bajo la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) basadas en los términos de la política de DACA vigente antes del 5 de septiembre de 2017, y de acuerdo con la orden del Tribunal emitida el 4 de diciembre de 2020;

  • Aceptará las peticiones de renovación de DACA basadas en los términos de la política de DACA vigente antes del 5 de septiembre de 2017, y de acuerdo con la orden del Tribunal emitida el 4 de diciembre de 2020;

  • Aceptará solicitudes de documentos de permiso adelantado basadas en los términos de la política de DACA vigente antes del 5 de diciembre de 2017, y de acuerdo con la orden del Tribunal emitida el 4 de diciembre de 2020; y

  • Extenderá los documentos de autorización de empleo con vigencia de un año bajo DACA a dos años.

USCIS tomará las medidas apropiadas para proporcionar evidencia de las extensiones de un año de la acción diferida y los Documentos de Autorización de Empleo bajo DACA para aquellas personas a quienes se les expidió la documentación en o después del 28 de julio de 2020 con un año de validez bajo el Memorándum de Wolf.


DHS cumplirá con la orden del juez Garaufis mientras permanezca en efecto, pero la agencia podría buscar un relevo de la orden.

¹ Reconsideración del Memorándum del 15 de junio de 2012 Titulado “Ejercicio de la Discreción Procesal con Respecto a las Personas que Llegaron a Estados Unidos siendo Niños” (Memorándum de Wolf).


² Batalla Vidal, et al. v. Wolf, et al., 16-CV-4756 (NGG) (VMS), 2020 WL 6695076 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 14, 2020); Estado de Nueva York, et al. v. Trump, et al., 17-CV-5228 (NGG) (VMS), 2020 WL 6695076 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 14, 2020).


Última Revisión/Actualización: 12/07/2020



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