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DACA Open for First-Time Applications

DACA is open for first-time applications and Advance Parole!

The United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday that President Trump’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program was illegal. What does this mean for you:

  • You can apply for DACA for the FIRST TIME, even if you’ve never had DACA before
  • If your DACA is current, your status is valid and will continue
  • If your DACA is expired, you can renew your DACA now
  • With DACA, you can ask for special permission to leave the country and return lawfully

First Time DACA Applicants

First-time applicants should apply for DACA as soon as possible in case the program changes again. If you meet the following rules, you may be eligible for DACA:

  • Born after June 15, 1981
  • Younger than 16 when you entered the U.S.
  • Entered the U.S. before June 15, 2007
  • Lived in the U.S. on June 15, 2012
  • Enrolled or graduated from high school, got a GED, or served in the military

Current and Former DACA Holders

If you last entered the United States without permission, you should consider applying for special permission to leave the country and reenter lawfully as a DACA holder. This program is called Advance Parole and could make it easier for you to get a green card in the future. If you are a current or former DACA recipient who last entered the country without permission, consult with a trusted attorney to discuss Advance Parole.

Call us at 512-675-2945 to discuss your options. We’d love to help you get the work permit and status you deserve!

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