I wonder If I can visit my family over the summer if I apply for the defered action
You have to get approved first for DACA (I-821D) AND then, apply for a Advance Parole (I-131) document and "if" approved, then yes you could potentilly travel overseas although its always riskier since you are not on solid legal footing/status but it ought to be ok IF you have an approved DACA and thereafter the approved Advance Parole (permission from USCIS to travel outside the US and return to the US).
DACA approval in itself does NOT include authorization to travel outside the United States. DACA-approved persons absolutly should not attempt to travel internationally using their employment authorization cards and/or DACA approval notices.
In certain limited circumstances, it is possible for persons with DACA approval to apply for advanced parole to receive permission to travel. However, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services indicates that the parole likely will be granted only for educational or humanitarian purposes. Additionally, for anyone who has 180 or more of unlawful presence in the United States, there are risks and complications that may arise from applying for advance parole and using the parole document to travel internationally in the event that advanced parole is granted.
Certainly, anyone considering international travel and/or applying for advanced parole should consult with a licensed, experienced immigration attorney prior to doing so. For assistance locating experienced immigration attorneys, you can look here on Avvo, at www.aila.org or www.immigrationlawhelp.org.
I agree with my colleagues. You should consult an experienced immigration attorney for this matter. You may schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer in your area, my firm is handling these matters in New York. If you would like free legal updates on these immigration issues you may sign up for our newsletter at http://www.shautsova.com .
I agree with my colleague; be very careful, as one (among several) important elements to DACA is you must show you are physically present in the US after June 15, 2012 and if you leave cannot get DACA. Therefore, do not leave before your application has been fully adjudicated. Although it is true an I-131 can be done , it is advisable not to travel if you have DACA since the advance parole MAY not protect you from inadmissibility. Consult an immigration attorney who handles DACA before applying and before traveling.
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