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Understanding DACA Eligibility and Current Status

Welcome to Our DACA Information Hub

At Barrera Legal Group we understand the importance of staying informed about changes to immigration policies and programs like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the eligibility requirements for DACA, as well as the current status of the program, including recent developments affecting new and renewal applications.

Eligibility for DACA

DACA provides temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for certain undocumented individuals who arrived in the United States as children. To be eligible for DACA, applicants must meet the following criteria:


1. **Age Requirement:** Applicants must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.

2. **Continuous Residence:** Applicants must have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007.

3. **Educational Requirement:** Applicants must be currently enrolled in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States.

4. **Criminal Convictions:** Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and must not pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Current Status of DACA

Presently, the DACA program is facing uncertainty due to ongoing legal challenges and policy changes. While the Biden administration has expressed support for DACA, the program's future remains uncertain pending resolution of litigation and administrative actions.

Processing of New DACA Applications

Due to a recent decision by a federal court in Texas, USCIS is currently only accepting, but not adjudicating, new DACA applications or renewal applications where DACA status has been expired for more than one year. The court's ruling effectively paused the processing of new DACA applications until further notice.

Renewal Applications and Advanced Parole

Despite the limitations on new DACA applications, USCIS continues to adjudicate renewal applications for individuals who currently hold DACA status. Additionally, USCIS is accepting and processing applications for advanced parole, which allows DACA recipients to travel internationally for educational, employment, or humanitarian purposes.

How We Can Help

At Barrera Legal Group we're committed to providing knowledgeable and compassionate legal assistance to individuals affected by changes to DACA and other immigration programs. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your eligibility for DACA, navigate the application process, and advocate on your behalf to protect your immigration status.

Contact Us Today

If you have questions about DACA eligibility, renewal applications, or other immigration matters, don't hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to provide personalized guidance and support to help you achieve your immigration goals.

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Most Recent Approvals

28 de Mayo de 2024, Aprobación del Formulario I-821D, Solicitud de Renovación de DACA

April 3, 2024, Approval of the Form I-821D, DACA Renewal Application

May 28, 2024, Approval of the Form I-821D, Application to Renew DACA Status

8 de abril de 2024, Aprobación del Formulario I-821D, Solicitud de Renovación de DACA

3 de abril de 2024, Aprobación del Formulario I-821D, Solicitud de Renovación de DACA

April 8, 2024, Approval of the Form I-821D, DACA Renewal Application

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