On June 5, 2014 the Department of Homeland Security announced the renewal procedures for those who had previously been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. With the announcement there is a new form for both renewals and those applying for the first time.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today 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 to the Federal Register an updated form to allow individuals previously enrolled in DACA, to renew their deferral for a period of two years. At the direction of the Secretary, effective immediately, USCIS will begin accepting renewal requests. USCIS will also continue to accept requests for DACA from individuals who have not previously sought to access the program. As of April 2014, more than 560,000 individuals have received DACA.
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MyRights Immigration Law Firm successfully appealed the denial of form I-130 from a United States citizen step father. Under INA 101(b) a step-father may petition for his step-children as long as the marriage creating the relationship was formed before the child turned 18 years old. Some issues arise if the petition is filed after the marriage has ended, however the petition generally will still be valid.
The Denver Field office discounted the evidence of a continued relationship between the petitioner and beneficiary. However, on appeal the Board of Immigration appeals agreed with MyRights Immigration Law Firm stating, “The Director appears to have erred in declining to assign any evidentiary value to certain documents submitted.”
Our client will now be able to file for his immigrant visa and return to the United States to join his mother and step-father.
The Washington Post reports that earlier this week, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told police chiefs at a White House meeting that the Obama administration is likely to overhaul the controversial program known as Secure Communities, or Comunidades Seguras.
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