September 24, 2012 - USCIS Issues an Update on Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals Requests


Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) published initial reports on the processing of the requests for President Obama's new immigration policy Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). 

DACA is a new immigration policy initiated by the Obama administration to allow young adults who were brought to the U.S. prior to their 16th birthday to obtain a work permit and avoid or close removal proceedings against them.

USCIS began accepting applications for DACA on August 15, 2012.  Since that date USCIS has accepted 82, 361 applications and scheduled 63,717 applicants for biometrics appointments.  Currently, 1,660 applications are ready for adjudication, meaning all documents have been received and biometrics, have been completed.  Finally, USCIS has issued a decision on 29 applications as of September 13th, 2012 when the data was published.

It is definitely promising to see that USCIS is expeditiously processing the DACA requests and that one month into the program cases have already been adjudicated.



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