Expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which continues to implement President Obama’s proposed immigration executive action, will expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. Under this program, the DHS uses its power of prosecutorial discretion on a case-by-case basis for deferred action concerning undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. As a result of the President’s executive action, the program will no longer require—among other things—eligible immigrants to have been born after June 15, 1981, and the entry date for these individuals has been pushed back from June 15, 2007 to January 1, 2010.
Read more about the proposed changes to the DACA program, and please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.