Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to people of any current age who entered the United States before the age of 16 and lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010, and extending the period of DACA and work authorization from two years to three years.
1. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
Individuals with no lawful immigration status who are seeking initial or renewal DACA.
Extends the deferred action period and employment authorization to three years from two years, and allows you to be considered for DACA if you:
Entered the United States before the age of 16;
Have lived in the United States continuously since at least January 1, 2010, rather than the prior requirement of June 15, 2007;
Are of any age (removes the requirement to have been born since June 15, 1981); and
Meet all the other DACA guidelines.
February 18, 2015 (USCIS will not accept requests for expanded DACA before that date.)