The Trump administration announced on September 5, 2017, that they will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. DACA is a law that allows undocumented immigrants that qualify to receive two-year work permits and to receive an exemption from deportation. President Obama created the immigration policy in 2012 to stall deportation efforts against immigrants that were brought to the United States as children.
The concept behind the policy is that immigrant children should not face deportation consequences for their parents’ immigration actions. DACA is a temporary relief from immigration enforcement; it is not a legal immigration status that leads to a green card or citizenship. However, DACA does provide immigrants many options they would not have otherwise. DACA recipients can work, obtain a driver’s license, and apply for the proper paperwork to travel abroad and return to the United States. Nearly 800,000 immigrants have benefited from the program.
If you are a DACA recipient or possibly qualify, here are four things you need to know:
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--Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, J.D.
Najmeh is the Founder and Lead Immigration Attorney at ImmigraTrust Law, an immigration law practice in Orange County, California, representing individual and corporate clients in all 50 U.S. States and internationally. Najmeh can be reached at Najmeh@ImmigraTrust.com.
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