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USCIS Releases Information About DACA Renewal Process

USCIS Releases Information About DACA Renewal Process

Yesterday, USCIS posted an update shedding light on what the renewal process for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will look like. Though the notice is preliminary and subject to change, it offers over half a million DACA recipients vital information about what they should do to prepare for the road ahead. The update […]

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Reaching the Six-Month Mark on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Reaching the Six-Month Mark on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The Department of Homeland Security has issued its latest data on the Obama Administration’s initiative that offers deferment from deportation and temporary work permits to young undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. In the first six months of the program (August 15–February 14), 423,634 out of the roughly 936,933 immigrants […]

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What Early DACA Application Numbers Tell Us About the Future of the Program

What Early DACA Application Numbers Tell Us About the Future of the Program

It hasn’t even been a month since the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) first started accepting requests for deferred action under its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, yet the New York Times reported this week that the first approvals are already on their way.  The Times also reported that the agency […]

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Can Deferred Action Beneficiaries Get Driver’s Licenses?

Can Deferred Action Beneficiaries Get Driver’s Licenses?

As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative begins accepting applications this week, many are wondering whether beneficiaries of the program will be eligible to obtain a state driver’s license. At this point the answer is: it depends.

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