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How To Apply For DACA Renewals

On June 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted an updated form allowing individuals previously enrolled in DACA, to renew their deferred action for a period of two years. USCIS will also continue to accept initial applications for DACA from individuals who have not previously applied. 

            Individuals may request DACA renewal if they continue to meet the initial criteria and the additional guidelines below:
1.     Arrived in the United States prior to age 16 and before June 15, 2007;
2.     Remained in the United States since June 15, 2007 and were present on June 15, 2012 when the program was announced;
3.     Under 31 years of age on June 15, 2012;
4.     Must be enrolled in school, have graduated from high school, or have a GED; and
5.     Have not been convicted of a fe…