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Yesterday the President and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced the expansion of deferred action to those who came into the United States as young people and those who are parents of citizens and permanent residents. These affect Indiana immigrants, so what are the new requirements? I was told I didn’t qualify for DACA- what about now?

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) –

1) They will remove the age requirement – so people of any age who entered the U.S. before age 16 will be able to apply.
2) Now instead of showing presence since June 15, 2007, you only need to show presence since January 1, 2010.
3) The benefits of DACA will last 3 years instead of 2 years.

So if you entered the US before age 16 and have been here since January 1, 2010 but someone said you did not qualify, you should contact us, and we can review the facts of your case again.

DA for Parents

Also the Deferred Action Program will extend to:

1) Those who already have children who are residents or citizens,
2) Who have been here since January 1, 2010,
3) Who have no legal status today, and
4) Who have no criminal or immigration record that makes them a priority for deportation. (More on that in the next post).

They will have to apply to immigration, pass a criminal background check, and pay the immigration costs $465. The benefits of deferred action will last 3 years.

If you think you might qualify, do not hesitate to contact us! 317-574-3090