On November 20, 2014, the President announced that, within six months, USCIS would begin accepting requests for DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents and Lawful Permanent Residents. If you received deferred action under DAPA, you may be able to stay in the United States temporarily without fear of deportation. In addition, you will be considered for employment authorization, which would allow you to work legally in the United States, for a three-year period.

Who can request DAPA?

You may be considered for DAPA if you:

  • Have lived in the United States continuous since Jan 1 2010, up to present time;
  • Were physically present in the United States on November 20, 2014, and at the time of making your request for consideration of DAPA with USCIS;
  • Had no lawful status o Nov, 20, 2014;
  • Had, on Nov. 20, 2014, a son or daughter, of any age or marital status, who is a U.S. citizen (USC) or lawful permanent resident (LPR); and
  • Have not been convicted of felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors; do not otherwise pose a threat to national security; and are not enforcement priority for removal

Additional details about DAPA guidelines can be found at www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction

How can I make a request?

While USCIS is not accepting requests for expanded DAPA at this time, USCIS is preparing to launch DAPA program in mid-to-late May of this year.

Please visit https://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction to learn more about the documents needed to support your request.

If you need additional information, please contact us at the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TDD for hearing-impaired: 1-800-767-1833).