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POLICY UPDATE: DACA Applications are currently not being processed

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was created by the Obama-Biden Administration in 2012. This allows young immigrants to remain within the United States to work, study, etc. within their communities. The next big step for what people call the Dreamers is to provide a path to citizenship.

Throughout the past week there has been numerous updates to the DACA section of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). There have been many clients and potential clients reaching out to us concerned about what this means for them. As of July 22nd, 2021, Department of Homeland Security will continue accepting filing for both initial and renewal DACA requests. However, they will not be granting initial DACA requests and the accompanying requests for employment authorization. Meaning that we can continue to file the DACA, but they will not be granting any decisions on those requests. Basically, it will be a place holder in line while we all wait for them to start processing the applications once again. However, if you are currently a DACA resident, Department of Homeland Security will continue review renewal of DACA requests as this according to existing policy.

The Law Office of Travis Helm is continuing to keep an eye for updates on this policy for all of our DACA clients. We will keep you updated as we know.

If you are considering family-based immigration matters and have questions about the public charge ground of inadmissibility or other concerns about the matter, please contact our office to discuss:

The Law Office of Travis Helm, LLC

121 Grand Ave., Suite 212

Laramie, WY 82070

TravisHelm@outlook.com

HelmImmigration.com



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