DEFERRED ACTION FOR
CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS
(DACA) AKA DREAM ACT 101
Jose Angel Gutierrez, PhD, JD
[email protected]
817-272-2991
[email protected]
214-941-1900
[NOT A SOLICITATION FOR LEGAL SERVICES CONTRACT]
LA HISTORIA: DREAM ACT
1996-2012
DIANA FLORES, DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT TRUSTEE, 1996- “ NON-RESIDENT WILL PAY RESIDENT
TUITION.” (CALIF. PASSES SAME ON 6/15/12)
RICK NORIEGA, TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE (D-HOUSTON),
1999-”NON-RESIDENTS WILL PAY IN-STATE RESIDENT
TUTITION.”
LUIS GUTIERREZ, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, 2001 (D-IL) DREAM
ACT ( Developmental, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act).
[Failed.]
ORIN HATCH (R-UT) AND RICHARD DURBIN (D-IL), US
SENATORS, 2009, 2010, 2011. DREAM ACT. HOUSE YES, SENATE
NO!
PRES. BARACK OBAMA, ORDERS HOMELAND SECURITY ON
6/15/12 TO DEFER DETENTION, ARREST, AND DEPORTATION OF
CHILDREN ARRIVALS OF IMMIGRANTS, EFFECTIVE IN 60 DAYS,
IF THEY APPLY SUCCESSFULLY.
CONTENT OF DACA, CRITERIA
* WILL PERMIT MINORS TO REMAIN IN USA . ARRIVAL BEFORE
AGE 16. NOT OVER 30 YRS. OF AGE AS OF APPLICATION.
* POSSIBILITY TO WORK WITH LAWFUL AUTHORIZATION
(PROVE ECONOMIC NECESSITY).
* OPPORTUNITY FOR 2 YRS. RENEWAL POSSIBLE, BOTH DACA
AND EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION.
*POSSIBLE TO STOP REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS. CALL 1-855-4486903 (24/7) AND 1-888-351-4024 (ICE [email protected]). 9A-5P,M TO F.
*BIOMETRICS (FINGERPRINTS) AND BIOGRAHIC
INVESTIGATIONS (NO CRIMINAL HISTORY-ADULT OR
JUVENILE; NO GANG AFFILIATION, NO THREAT OR SECURITY
PROBLEM ) REQUIRED.
*MUST HAVE BEEN IN USA FOR 5 YRS. PRIOR TO 6/15/2012 (as of
6/14/2007). FEW EXCEPTIONS-FUNERAL, HEALTH,
HUMANITARIAN-BEST NOT GO ANYWHERE ANYTHIME.
*IN HIGH SCHOOL, HS DIPLOMA OR GED, MILITARY
(HONORABLE DISCHARGE.
*YOU LIE, GO TO JAIL, BE DEPORTED, BARRED IN FUTURE.
CRITERIO BASICO:
* SER MENOR HASTA 30 AÑOS
* BUEN CARACTER MORAL.
*LLEGO DE MENOR (<15) ANTES DE 6/14/2007.
* 5 AÑOS DE RESIDENCIA EN USA.
*GRADUADO DE SECUNDARIA/GED
O SERVICIO MILITAR-HONORABLE.
*PROCESO Y APLICACCION PUEDE TARDAR MAS
DE 60 DIAS DESPUES DEL 8/15/12.
DANGERS/WARNINGS:
IF YOU LIE, YOU WILL BE PROSECUTED.
IF YOU FAIL TO DOCUMENT, YOU WILL BE DENIED
AND THEN PROSECUTED.
IF CHANGE IN POLICY OCCURS, YOU HAVE
PLACED YOURSELF AND FAMILY IN
JEOPARDY/HARMS WAY.
PELIGROS SI NO TIENE EXITO:
AL APLICAR DARA INFORMACION
PERSONAL/FAMILIAR-FALSA O INCORECTA PUEDE
SER DEPORTADO, TODOS.
* AL SER RECHAZADO PUEDE SER DEPORTADO.
*SI PIERDE ELECCION PRES. OBAMA NUEVO
PROCURADOR NO TIENE QUE RESPETAR PROCESO?
IMPORTANT!!!
AGOSTO 15, 2012 first opportunity
to file. DO NOT USE NOTARY. DO
NOT PAY EXHORBITANT FEES.
NO ATTORNEY NECESSARY.
PROCESS IS CLEAR.
DOCUMENT LIST PRECISE.
WAIT TO TURN 15, NO
DEADLINE AS OF NOW.
2ND HALF OF LETTER
DACA FORMS AND FEES-8/15/12
* I-821 D (APPLICATION)
* I-765 (WORK AUTHORIZATION)
FEE: $465
PLUS FINGER PRINT FEE.
PLUS “NO CRIMINAL HISTORY” BIOGRAHIC FEE.
PLUS ATTORNEY FEE IF HIRED, NOT NECESSARY.
NOTHING NOTARIZED. NO AFFIDAVITS. NOT
NECESSARY.
FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED:
www.uscis.gov/childhoonarrivals/ or CALL
1-800-375-5283 (USCIS)
1-855-448-6903 (SUPPORT CTR.)
1-888-351-4024 (ICE-PUBLIC ADVOCATE)
IMMEDIATE PAST HISTORY
*1.2 MILLION DEPORTED LAST 3 YRS. MOSTLY
LATINOS.
*1.4 MILLION ELIGIBLE FOR DACA.
*426,330 children reaching 15 yrs. Soon.
*936,930 eligible now, most live in NY, FLA,
IL, TX (about 226,700), CA (412,000).
NOT A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP.
NO LEGAL STATUS.
ONLY POSSIBLE WORK AUTHORIZATION.
ONLY DEFERRED PROSECUTION FOR ILLEGAL
ENTRY.
NO APPEAL IF DENIED, DEPORTATION CLEARLY
POSSIBLE.
APPLICATION AND POST-PROCESS
*DIFFERENT WAYS AND MEANS TO PROVE CRITERIA.
*NO AFFIDAVITS OR CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.
Example of “currently in school…”: be in school on date of
application; certificate of attendance; grades/report card;
counseling report; awards/activities; school can be
private/public, career training, job training, GED, programs
with federal or state funding/grants, community college.
*ONLY APPLICANT IS COVERED BY DACA.
*RECEIPT SENT UPON APPLICATION ARRIVAL.
*NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS FOR REVIEW AND
DETERMINATION.
*MUST NOT MISS ANY APPOINTMENT.
*IN-STATE TUITION ONLY IN STATES PERMITTING.
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DREAM ACT 1996-2012 DIANA FLORES, DALLAS COUNTY