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Now Is the Best Time to Apply for DACA

The time to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is now. When President Obama began the DACA program two years ago, long delays by the Department of Homeland Security in deciding applications led many people who were eligible not to apply. It was not unusual for the first batch of DACA-filers to wait half-a-year to find out if they were approved.

DACA Renewal Calculator Takes the Math Out of Renewing

DACA renewals began last month. Want to know when you have to file to renew your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) work permit? The National Immigration Law Center has a new tool that calculates when to renew for you.

DACA Renewals: Education Requirement Not Too Bad

The release of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal form at the beginning of June 2014 answered one of the pressing questions for DACA applicants who had not completed high school. That question was “How much progress towards getting my diploma or its equivalent must I make to renew?”

DREAMers, DACA, and the Decision to Apply

The difficulties in passing immigration reform this year have led to a broad disillusionment among many DREAMers with the prospect of changing our laws to protect undocumented immigrants. It has even led some to ask whether DREAMers should seek protections for themselves if the broader masses of immigrants are not given legal status.

DACA Renewals Begin

The new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal form has finally been released. We have been waiting a couple of months for this, but it has arrived before most DACA recipients need to renew.

DACA Reviewed on Its Second Anniversary

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program just celebrated its second birthday and I think it is time to take a look back at the program. In some ways it has been a life-saver for immigrants brought here before their 16th birthdays by their parents and in some ways it has been disappointing.

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