Key Provisions of the Expanded (DACA) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of initiatives, implemented through the President’s executive authority, to help fix our broken immigration system. Specifically, these actions including expanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals so that more persons are eligible.
Expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - Work PermitsThe eligibility criteria will now be as follows: o Entered the United States before age 16 o Continuously present in the United States since January 1, 2010 (instead of June 15, 2007 as before) o Enrolled in school (including GED Program) or high school/college graduate o No upper age limit. (Previous order required the applicant to have been born before June 15, 1981) o Employment authorization extended to 3 years, instead of 2 years
When to ApplyEligible applicants will be allowed to apply during the 90 days after November 20, 2014