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DACA Renewal Questions Answered

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:

Can I submit an application to renew DACA?

If you were granted DACA and continue to meet the guidelines for DACA, you may submit an application to renew your DACA.[2] You must also meet the following requirements in order to qualify for DACA renewal:

You must not have departed the U.S. on or after August 15, 2012, without first having been granted advance parole.[3]
You must have resided continuously in the U.S. from the time you submitted the initial request for DACA up until the present time.
You must not have been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and must not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

If you are considering applying for DACA for the first time, more information about the requirements and process is available at www.nilc.org/FAQdeferredactionyouth.html.

Patrick Young is an attorney at CARECEN on Long Island.

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