Michael J. Spychalski
It is about time for a number of people to apply for their renewal of deferred action. To renew, a person must have been granted Deferred Action and continues to meet the requirements for Deferred Action. Those who have obtained a criminal conviction since they received Deferred Action and it is time to renew should see an attorney to make sure they still qualify. There are other requirements such as:
The person must not have departed the U.S. on or after August 15, 2012, without first having been granted advance parole. The person must have resided continuously in the U.S. from the time he or she submitted the initial request for DACA up until the present time. If the person qualified for DACA based on demonstrating that he or she was “in school” when he or she submitted the initial request, then the person must have satisfied the education guideline for the renewal request.
People can start filing renewals 120 days before the expiration date. There is an immigration fee of $465 to renew. Failure to file a renewal disqualifies you for employment authorization. You will also be subject to deportation. There are a number of issues that can occur during a renewal for Deferred Action, it is best to have an experienced attorney on your side to deal with issues before they could get out of control.