Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to fully restore the DACA program
JUL 17, 2020
Today, the United States Fourth District Court in Maryland ordered U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to fully restore the DACA program to how it was before its termination in 2017. This means that USCIS must accept NEW applications. Those who qualify would be those who meet the following criteria:
- Have arrived in the U.S. before your 16th birthday;
- Have lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007;
- Have been present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and on every day since August 15, 2012;
- Have no lawful immigration status on June 15, 2012;
- Be at least 15 years old at the time of application;
- Have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a GED certificate, be an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or U.S. armed forces, or “be in school” on the date of submission of the DACA application;
- Have not been convicted of a felony;
- Have not been convicted of a significant misdemeanor offense or three or more misdemeanor offenses.
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