USCIS is reminding immigration benefits applicants of scams related to President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration. USCIS reminds applicants that it is not yet accepting applications or requests for these new executive actions. The actions include expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
You may be considered for expanded DACA is you entered the United States before the age of 16; meet all other DACA guidelines; and have lived in the U.S. continuously since January 1, 2010. You may be considered for DAPA if you have lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010; had, on November 20, 2014, a son or daughter who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; and are not an enforcement priority for removal from the United Status.
While USCIS is not currently accepting requests for expanded DACA or DAPA, you may begin gathering documents in preparation for applying that establish your identity, relationship to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and continuous residence in the U.S. over the last five or more years.