How DREAMers can apply for new work permits, deadline October 5

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – October 5, 2017 is the deadline for so-called “DREAMers” to apply for a new work permit.

At last report, tens of thousands of young immigrants still haven’t applied for that protection, meaning they could be deported now that President Trump decided to end immigration relief.

There is still time to apply. Applicants must meet an education requirement, criminal guidelines, and residency requirement. 

In order to be eligible for DACA applicants had to either be enrolled in school, had graduated from high school or received a certificate of completion, had a general educational development certificate (GED), or be a veteran honorably discharged from the U.S. military.

The renewal education requirement only applies to those people who applied for DACA while they were in school, meaning they must still be in school or made significant progress in their education program.

To meet the criminal guidelines, applicants cannot have been convicted of any serious crimes since they received their status—specifically a felony, a significant misdemeanor or three or more misdemeanors. It also states they must “not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.” More information about this guideline is on the USCIS website.

To meet the residency requirement, applicants must not have left the U.S. since they received DACA without first getting advance parole (a document that allows you to reenter the U.S. after traveling abroad), have kept their residence in the U.S., and must be in the U.S. when they apply.

Applicants must include documentation proving the above renewal requirements along with general requirements like age in order to be eligible. They will then need to fill out the following forms to apply for DACA and a work permit.

Click here for form I-821D 

Click here for form I-765 

Click here for the I-765 Worksheet: 

For more information, please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and American Immigration Center websites.

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