- No one can apply yet as of December 29, 2014. People should be able to apply for Expanded DACA around February 18, 2015. People should be able to apply for the new DAPA program around May 19, 2015.
- Not everyone will qualify. Being the parent of a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident child alone is not enough to qualify you for the DAPA program. Being a childhood arrival is not enough to show that you qualify for the DACA program. You must meet other requirements
- Before you apply for any program, get legal help. Talk to someone who is qualified to give you legal advice, such as an immigration attorney
- Submitting the wrong information can ruin your chances of being granted Deferred Action. Make sure all the information and documentation is true and correct. You can start collecting supporting documents now.
- Don’t get scammed. There are notarios and other unscrupulous people who are already trying to take advantage of this news. They will make you promises they can’t deliver on, and could make you a target for deportation. Go to www.stopnotariofraud.org for more information.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has come out with a poster (in English and in Spanish) on five things you need to know about President Obama's Immigration Announcement:
The Original notice can be found in English on the USCIS website here . Below, please find our Spanish translation of this notice as an information service for our Spanish speaking clients. The content below is NOT the official translation by USCIS and Should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal assistance for Deferred Action application for renewal or guidance, please contact our law firm.
ICE- Orientación para la Renovación de DACA Otorgada
Este aviso contiene información renovada solo para aquellos individuos que han sido concedidos DACA por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement o ICE) desde junio 15, 2012 hasta agosto 15, 2012, cuando USCIS comenzó a recibir solicitudes. Nuestros datos indican que este aviso solo le aplica a una fracción pequeña de la populación de DACA. Este aviso no le aplica a ningún individuo que ha recibido acción diferida al realizar una petición a USCIS utilizando la Formulario I-821D en o antes de Agosto 15, 2012. En los próximos meses, USCIS emitirá orientación sobre el proceso de renovación para este grupo.
RE: Formulario 1-797C, Aviso de Acción
Tipo de Caso: Formulario 1-821D, Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia.
This is a re-post of the USCIS blog from January 30, 2014. The original blog post can be found here: http://blog.uscis.gov/2013/08/scam-alert-caller-id-spoofing.html
WARNING: We have received several reports of the following scam in just the past few days!
In recent weeks, we learned of a new telephone scam targeting USCIS applicants and petitioners. Scammers are using a technique called “Caller ID spoofing” to display a misleading or inaccurate phone number in a recipient’s Caller ID.
The scammer poses as a USCIS official and requests personal information (such as Social Security number, passport number, or A-number), identifies supposed issues in the recipient’s immigration records, and asks for payment to correct these records. Often, scammers will threaten victims with deportation or other negative consequences if they do not pay.
If you receive a call like that, USCIS urges you to hang up immediately.
USCIS never asks for any form of payment or personal information over the phone. Do not give payment or personal information over the phone to anyone who claims to be a USCIS official. In general, we encourage you to protect your personal information and not to provide details about your immigration application in any public area.
If someone claiming to be from USCIS calls making threats such as deportation and tells you to make a money transfer or go to a store or drug store to purchase a money order, voucher or make some other type of money exchange, payment or withdrawal - do not go along with it - hang up and report it!
If you have been a victim of this telephone scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/, or report it to an appropriate state authority. (Visit www.uscis.gov/avoidscams for information on where to report scams in your state.)
If you have a question about your immigration record, please call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283, or make an InfoPass appointment by visiting our website at http://infopass.uscis.gov/.
posted by USCIS Blog Team @ 9:40 AM
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