USCIS announced that it will expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on February 18, 2015. On that day, applicants will be able to request DACA under the revised guidelines, which were part of President Obama’s recent announcements on immigration.

The revised guidelines regarding DACA included an extension of the deferred action period and employment authorization from two years to three years. Additionally, applicants are now able to be considered for DACA if they entered the U.S. before the age of 16; have lived in the U.S. continuously since at least January 1, 2010; are of any age; and meet all other DACA guidelines.