Thousands of Undocumented Minors Still not Protected by DACA
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced the new immigration policy (DACA) to exempt undocumented minors who entered the country before June 2007 from deportation. This also allowed for them to receive a renewable two-year work permit.
At present, 37 of these “dreamers” as they were called have not applied for protection under this program. Of the 1.3 million eligible undocumented immigrants only 63 have requested this protection. It is difficult to understand how such a large percentage of immigrants place their future security and the livelihood of their minors in jeopardy.
That is why it is extremely important that you place your case and situation in the hands of an experienced and skilled immigration attorney, with experience handling complicated cases before these agencies and courts. You can verify in the State Bar of Texas website, if an individual is licensed by be State of Texas.
California has the largest number of eligible dreamers who qualify to apply for this protection, followed by the state of Texas where the registration percentage is higher, followed by Illinois, New York and Florida.
According to Univision News, USCIS is attempting to locate some 300,000 undocumented immigrants who could register for the program and receive a two-year renewable work permit. Local and national organizations and associations are announcing to the public and encouraging them to register as soon as possible and not to fear repercussions.
Whatever your situation or question is, you should always consult with a licensed attorney who is authorized and experienced in handling immigration cases before these agencies.
An experienced attorney authorized to practice immigration law in Dallas, throughout Texas, can assure that your case moves forward as quickly as possible and is handled correctly.