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 […]