13 10, 2012

DACA Applications (For DREAMERS) are Getting Approved!

By |2012-10-13T08:03:21-05:00October 13th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 […]

17 09, 2012

More Than 80,000 Applications Received Under Obama’s New DACA Program

By |2012-09-17T08:36:08-05:00September 17th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S.|Tags: , , , |

Published: September 17, 2012 According to a recent press release, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services has received more than 80,000 requests under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in its first month. Of the 82,361 applications received, 63,717 applicants have been scheduled for biometrics (fingerprinting) and 29 decisions (purportedly, some approvals) have been issued. No one knows for sure, but total processing time for the all-important employment authorization document – the essential prize of the DACA program – is expected to be somewhere within a 90-180 day period. PUBLISHED September 17, 2012 – “IMMIGRATION […]

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