Published: October 13, 2012

As of October 12, 2012, a total of almost 180,000 applications have been received by U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The vast majority of applicants have been scheduled for, or have completed, their biometric fingerprinting process. Importantly, more than 4,500 applicants have been approved and issued 2 year deferred action status notices and 2 year employment authorization documents. These numbers and milestones are consistent with developments our office has seen with our clients’ applications, with clients we filed for within a week of August 15, 2012 – DACA’s launch date – now receiving DHS approvals. Accordingly, processing time now appears to be at 60-90 days, although as more applications are received by DHS, an expanded processing time frame can be expected

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