DACA/DAPA

Important post 2016 Election information:
At this point we are recommending individuals who may qualify for DACA to not apply to receive DACA. If you have any questions contact us (303-893-3500) or contact your immigration attorney.


Statement from COPA on the June 23rd, 2016 US Supreme Court  4-4 decision on DAPA and DACA +:

“We will continue to fight for our families. This is not over. As a community, we have dealt with adversity for generations. We have not given up. We will have another day in court.”                    

-Lizeth Chacon, COPA’s Executive Director 


Background:
On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and parents of lawful permanent residents (LPRs). The president also announced an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for youth who came to the United States as children. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these parents and youth may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” These programs are expected to help up to 4.4 million people, according to the Department of Homeland Security.  Currently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not accepting applications for the expanded DACA program for youth or the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. A federal district court in Texas has issued an order that temporarily blocks the DAPA and expanded DACA programs from being implemented, and with the tie decision vote from SCOTUS the 5th district court decision will remain in place. This means that people will not be able to apply for DAPA or expanded DACA until a court issues an order that allows the initiatives to go forward.  However, USCIS continues to accept renewal applications or initial applications from people who qualify under the

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