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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Q: Does DACA provide permanent legal status?A: DACA does not provide permanent legal status. It is a temporaryrelief measure. Only Congress can determine who is eligible for permanent legal status and citizenship. Q: Will DAPA recipients be eligible for public benefits?A: DAPA recipients will not be eligible for federal public benefits, including federal financial aid, food stamps, and housing subsidies.Whether DAPA recipients will be eligible for state benefits and opportunities like drivers licenses, in-state tuition, and professional licenses will turn on the law of the state. As of the publication of this guide, deferred action recipients are eligible for drivers licenses in the overwhelming majority of states. Q: If a case is deferred under DACA, will travel outside of the United States be possible?A: Not automatically. If USCIS has decided to defer action in your case and you want to travel outside the United States, you must apply for advance parole.Q: Does DAPA provide employment authorization?A: Yes. Under existing regulations, if your case is deferred, you may obtain employment authorization from USCIS provided you can demonstrate an economic necessity for employment.Q.When will USCIS begin accepting applications related to these executive initiatives?While USCIS is not accepting applications at this time, individuals who think they may be eligible for one or more of the new initiatives may prepare now by gathering documentation that establishes factors such as their:-Identity;-Relationship to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; and-Continuous residence in the United States over the last five years or more. FAQ's of DACA & DAPA Sources: USCIS: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca#guidelines Immigration Legal Resource Center. http://www.ilrc.org/files/documents/daca_fact_sheet.pdf Migration Policy Institute. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/daca-two-year-mark-national-and-state-profile-youth-eligible-and-applying-deferred-action DACA at the Two-Year Mark: A National and State Profile of Youth Eligible and Applying for Deferred Action. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/daca-two-year-mark-national-and-state-profile-youth-eligible-and-applying-deferred-action Deferred action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the expansion of deferred action. Deferred action is a measure by which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants undocumented individuals a form of temporary lawful presence in the United States. It protects such individuals from being deported and allows them to apply for work authorization. Pew Research Center; Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2014 18% K-12 students have at least 1 undocumented parent NV 39% undocumented immigrants are elegible for relief highest share of undocumented immigrants in comparison to its total population Who, What, When and How of DAPA Who is eligible? An undocumented individual living in the United States who is the parent of a US. citizen or lawful permanent resident and who meets the guidelines listed below What the initiative will do? Allows parents to request deferred action and employment authorization if they: Have lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010; Had, on November 20, 2014, a son or daughter who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; and Are not an enforcement priority for removal from the United States, under the November 20, 2014, Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants Memorandum. Note: USCIS will consider eachrequest for Deferred Action forParents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents(DAPA) on a case-by-case basis.Enforcement priorities include(but are not limited to) national security and public safety threats. When can you beginto make a request? Due to a federal court order issued February 16, 2015,USCIS will not begin acceptingrequests until further notice. How to make a request? Subscribe to receive update via email go to link: http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction
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