Many immigrants enter the United States in search of a more prosperous life every single year. That said, children who entered this country illegally with their parents, they were forced into a situation beyond their control. Because of this, the DACA program was instated to help protect children who were brought to this country from deportation, and give them a shot at eventual citizenship. That said, over the years, there has been a great deal of back-and-forth regarding DACA, and the futures of DACA children were left largely in jeopardy. Fortunately, USCIS recently announced an update to its DACA program that should work to the benefit of DACA children, many of whom are now young adults. Please continue reading and reach out to our seasoned family immigration lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to learn more about the update and what it may mean for your future.
What does the most recent DACA update mean for my future?
Recently, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that a final ruling has been issued to preserve and fortify the DACA policy for eligible noncitizens who entered the United States as citizens. This includes over 800,000 people in the program.
Of the decision, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ur M. Jaddou said, “DACA has transformed the lives of its recipients and has made us better and stronger as a nation. USCIS is proud to play an important role in implementing the DACA final rule and is committed to ensuring DACA recipients can continue to remain a vital part of their communities and contribute to this country that is their home.”
Ultimately, the announcement finalizes the existing threshold for DACA, retains the process for DACA requestors to get work authorization here in the United States, and legally recognizes DACA recipients as lawfully present persons here in the United States.
If you would like to learn more about DACA, the recent ruling, and what it may mean for you, please don’t hesitate to speak with our seasoned legal team today. We are here to help.
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