On February 18th, Immigration will be accepting applications for the expanded DACA. You qualify for this by meeting the following requirements.
- You entered the United States before your 16th birthday and before January 1, 2010,
- You have no felonies or significant misdemeanors,
- Graduated or are attending high school or completed a GED program, and
- You were born before June 15, 1981.
If you think you meet these requirements, come see me immediately so we can begin the process.
Please note that the DAPA program (parents of U.S. citizen or resident children) does not start until the end of May. The funding for the Department of Homeland Security is set to end February 27th. If no bill passes through Congress, the Department of Homeland Security effectively shuts down. It does not mean that they will not exist. Employees that are deemed essential will keep working, but the feeling is that with a surge in applications, the Department will be overwhelmed. Congress could also pass an extension of funding for a period of time until something can be worked out. The deadline for the funding is fast approaching. I will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates.