The fourth edition of DACA: The Essential Legal Guide is an updated, comprehensive, and practice-oriented overview of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This thorough and user-friendly manual consists of nine easy to read and understand chapters and appendices, covering the DACA eligibility requirements, the entire process of representing a DACA applicant from the initial client meeting to the closing of the client case, a detailed discussion of the criminal bars to DACA, tips on how to help clients obtain the necessary documentation to apply, best practices on how to fill out all of the immigration forms, and helpful suggestions on both procedural issues and ways to effectively work with DACA applicants.
- Reflects new information and clarifications that have emerged during the DACA program’s implementation.
- Provides in-depth analysis of criminal and juvenile issues.
- Expands on what applicants can do after they receive DACA, such as travel on advance parole and even in some cases adjust their status to permanent residence.
- Includes sample documents and forms, practice advisories, helpful guides, and numerous examples demonstrating legal concepts for private attorneys and nonprofit practitioners to prepare and support a DACA applicant with their request.
New in this Edition
- Updated information on the criminal bars to DACA eligibility as applied by USCIS and discussed in the DHS Standard Operating Procedures.
- Discussion of the impact of the latest removal and detention policies and procedures on DACA cases.
- The latest advance parole and adjustment of status considerations.
- The role of the USCIS Ombudsman’s office in addressing issues with DACA.
- New practice pointers for gathering documentation for DACA eligibility.