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There are a lot of advantages to applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Everyone knows that DACA stops you from being deported and that it gets you a work authorization, but I wanted to look at some of the other not-so-obvious benefits. One of the biggest is getting a Social Security card. 

Once you get your work permit, you should apply for your...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 27 weeks ago

 

This coming weekend the New York Immigration Coalition will be offering two free DACA clinics in Nassau County. The clinics will offer help in applying for DACA for the first time or in renewing DACA applications. The first clinic will be on Saturday at St. Brigid's School in Westbury. This one is held in conjunction with CARECEN which will be offering help applying for citizenship as...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 27 weeks ago

Yesterday I wrote about how undocumented immigrants in Nassau County can meet the education requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrrivals (DACA). Today, I wanted to look at how immigrants in Suffolk can qualify.

Among the qualifications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is that the applicant must be currently enrolled in school, graduated from...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 27 weeks ago

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) has prepared a the answers to the most common questions those who have already received DACA have about renewing their work permits. You can access the entire set of questions and answers here. Here is the most common question I get asked in my immigration law practice about renewing:

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Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 27 weeks ago

Erick Marroquin of CARECEN was the researcher for the article.

Among the qualifications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is that the applicant must be currently enrolled in school, graduated high school, received a high school equivalence certificate or diploma, or registered for a high schoiol equivalence course. Being registered for an English...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 27 weeks ago

 

Many busy immigrants who might be eligible to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) have not done so because they are afraid they are not eligible. They may not want to waste a day’s pay to go to a lawyer to be screened. Now, there is a new App for smartphones that can help you self-screen for DACA eligibility. This way you will know before you go to an...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 27 weeks ago

It has been a month of exciting wins for immigrants in New York City!

Last week, the New York Immigration Coalition was joined by New York City Council’s Immigration Chair Carlos Menchaca to announce a landmark $10.3 million dollars to expand several key programs for immigrant communities.

This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law ground-breaking new City...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 3 years 27 weeks ago

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.

Well,...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 28 weeks ago

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.

The Department of Homeland Security says that you can file your renewal no more than 150 days before your permit expires. So the best time to apply...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 28 weeks ago

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?”

The initial DACA application required immigrants to prove that...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 28 weeks ago

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