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USCIS Releases New DACA Application Form and Instructions
The new Form ID and instructions include the following major changes: The form lists three potential responses: The form now includes a list of types of removal proceedings e. It was unclear whether the applicant should i-821, for example, the most recent hearing date, an upcoming hearing date, the date the administrative closure or termination of proceedings occurred, or the date of the issuance of the final removal order.
Question 18 on current education status now references that this pertains to being in school, having a GED, or having a high school diploma. Under current policy, certain applicants have to divulge juvenile records that may negatively impact their cases while others are exempt from this requirement.
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The revised form also allows the applicant to indicate whether pending proceedings are active or administratively closed. As noted in the form, applicants who first entered the U.
The applicant must provide evidence regarding whether the program is funded in whole or in part by federal, state, local, or municipal funds. This change is consistent with the DACA eligibility guideline providing that applicants must have entered without inspection before June 15, or their lawful immigration status must have expired as of June 15, Removal Proceedings Information Form ID Part 1, Question 3 In the revised application form, USCIS provides greater clarification about how to answer the question regarding whether the applicant is or has ever been in removal proceedings.
Presumably, applicants should now indicate the most recent date i-821 any court hearing.
The prior version of the form asked only whether the applicant had arrived in the U. Accompanying instructions to the new form list potential documents that may serve as evidence of residence in the U. Question 20 has been slightly revised to ask for the applicant’s date of graduation, indicating that this also may include the date of receipt torm a certificate of completion or GED certificate or, if currently in school, date of last attendance.
As a result of this change, more individuals involved in application assistance may need to identify themselves as form preparers and complete the declaration in Part 5 of the application. However, the form does note that applicants do not need to submit accompanying court records where such disclosure is prohibited under state law.
The new form, however, specifically states that juvenile offenses should be disclosed. Revised application instructions now include a more detailed description of the types of acceptable programs and evidence needed to show that applicants meet the DACA education requirement.
If the applicant answers “yes” to this question, USCIS will expect that Part 5 of the application form will include a signed declaration by the person or persons who helped prepare the application. Form Preparer Form ID part 4 Form ID now asks the applicant to indicate whether anyone helped prepare the application or any portion of it. Individuals who entered the Fkrm.
The old form was silent as to whether this question required the disclosure of juvenile offenses, which are not considered to be convictions under i-821f law.
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