President Obama announced a series of changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on November 20, 2014. These changes included the abolishment of the maximum cut-off age of 31 for applicants; the advancement of the date that an applicant’s continuous residence in the US must have begun from June 15, 2007 to January 1, 2010; and work permits will now be granted for 3 years at a time instead of 2 years.

Please note that childhood arrivals must still have occurred before the candidate’s 16th birthday. These changes to the DACA program are expected to take effect in March 2015. The work permit extension, however, started on November 24, 2014.