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It has been a year since i applied for DACA..

Berkeley, CA |
Filed under: Deferred action

It has been a year since i applied for DACA.. and it is still in INITIAL REVIEW.Is it possible to take this long? i called them already and they just said just wait.. i haven't committed any crime. i have SSN already (i got it when i had valid visa) but i can't do anything with that since i don't have legal documents anymore . I doubt that but maybe that is causing a problem?

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Make an infopass. Do not listen to those who say it would not work for DACA. It does.

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A year is too long, inquire with USCIS again or enlist the assistance of an attorney to help and explain other options.

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I agree that a year is outside processing times. I recommend discussing you case with an attorney. You may want to request congressional assistance as well.

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A year is long but not highly unusual. Make an infopass appointment, or get an attorney to look into the matter or your behalf.

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A year is on the long end however, I would say that DACA applications are taking much longer these days then when they first began the program. Infopass is always a good idea when applications are stuck. Also make sure that you check the online status of your case on under the check my case status with your DACA receipt number.

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