- Understand the importance of avoiding scams and not submitting requests until the new initiatives are available.
- Learn the eligibility requirements for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
President Obama has announced a series of executive actions on immigration.
USCIS is NOT yet accepting applications or requests for these initiatives.
Visit www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction for information on when to submit a request.
Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or request at this time based on the President’s
announcement—it may be an immigration scam. Visit www.uscis.gov/avoidscams for more details.
You may be considered for expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) if you:
• Entered the United States before the age of 16;
• Meet all the other DACA guidelines; and
• Have lived in the United States continuously since Jan. 1, 2010.
You may be considered for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) if you:
• Have lived in the United States continuously since Jan. 1, 2010;
• Had, on Nov. 20, 2014 a son or daughter who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent
• Are not an enforcement priority for removal from the United States.
While USCIS is not accepting requests for expanded DACA or DAPA at this time, you can gather documents that establish factors such as your:
• Relationship to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; and
• Continuous residence in the United States over the last five years or more.
Sign up for email alerts at www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction.