LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, immigrants in Southern California have turned to the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada when in need of a dedicated advocate to help them overcome the many challenges they'll face while working toward a better life. Now, Los Angeles immigration lawyer Mr. Posada would like immigrants to know that on June 5th, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It's an announcement that has been highly anticipated for some time, and now that the details are out, the expertise of the immigration, naturalization and deportation lawyer Los Angeles-based immigrants trust can be an invaluable resource. Mr. Posada, a leading individual and business immigration attorney, is proud to positively impact the lives of immigrants by providing cogent advice in important matters like DACA enrollment.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted to the Federal Register an updated form, that allows individuals previously enrolled in DACA to renew their deferral for a period of two years. At the direction of the Homeland Secretary, and effective immediately, USCIS will begin accepting renewal requests and will continue to accept requests for DACA from individuals who have not previously sought to access the program.
DACA is a discretionary determination to defer removal action, allowing the individual to remain in the U.S. and apply for employment for a period of two years. The DACA program has proven to be dramatically life-changing for many immigrants and their families. In fact, as of April of this year, more than 560,000 individuals have received DACA. Yet, the criteria for DACA approval can be confusing for many people – particularly non-native English speakers – which is why the efforts of the team at the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada have proven so helpful for so many.
Though approval for DACA can be a challenge in its own right, it's still only one step in an on-going process. With the first approvals set to expire in September, Mr. Posada reminds those in the program that, to avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization, they must file renewal requests before the expiration of their current DACA period. Individuals are eligible for renewal if they continue to meet initial criteria, as well as the following guidelines:
- Did not depart the U.S. on or after Aug 15th, 2012, without advance parole
- Have continuously resided is the U.S. since submitting their most recent DACA request that was approved
- Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety
The unveiling of the details of DACA has been highly anticipated for some time among those looking for a better life for themselves and their families. Now that the information is readily available, those affected are encouraged to make sure they make the most of the opportunity by utilizing the exceptional counsel of Henry A. Posada and his dedicated legal team. For a free consultation, contact the world-class legal team at (562) 904-9080 or online at www.hposadalaw.com. English and Spanish-speaking legal experts are available.
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