DREAMers / DACA will continue!!

It is great news to hear that the Trump administration will allow the DACA program to continue.   The DACA program allows “Dreamers” who were brought in as children to apply for a “deferred action” of their immigration status and apply for a work permit.  If you have any questions about applying for this program, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I know there is a lot of misinformation out there, and the only way to know whether you can apply for DACA and receive a work permit is to ask.     Many people also don’t realize that there are benefits to having DACA status, especially if they entered the country illegally.    An individual with DACA can, under the right circumstances, apply for advance parole, which allows them to leave the country temporarily for business, school, or humanitarian reasons.  Upon returning, the individual is “admitted” into the country, which is of great benefit if the applicant later can adjust status (i.e., apply for a “green card”).