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The USCIS has recently made a change to the way it issues work permits to those who have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). For the first few months of the program (which has only been in place since August of 2012), the USCIS would issue work permits to DACA applicants within 90 days of the receipt of their application, and would take about 180 days to complete a review of the application and grant deferred action. After having issued thousands of work permits, then later denying many of the underlying DACA applications and revoking those work permits, USCIS decided that it would be more efficient to wait until the DACA applications are completely processed and approved before issuing a work permit. For that reason, DACA applicants must now wait 180 days for a work permit rather than just the 90 days.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at my email address with questions in English or Spanish at [email protected] You can also reach me at my direct number: 423-825-9772.

El USCIS recientemente ha hecho un cambio a la forma en que emite permisos de trabajo a quienes han solicitado la Acción Diferida para Inmigrantes Jóvenes (DACA). Por los primeros meses del programa (que sólo ha estado en efecto desde agosto del 2012), el USCIS emitía permisos de trabajo a los solicitantes DACA dentro de 90 días de la recepción de su solicitud y tomaba cerca de 180 días para completar un informe sobre la aplicación y conceder acción diferida. Después de haber emitido miles de permisos de trabajo, y luego negando muchas de las aplicaciones de DACA subyacentes y revocando los permisos de trabajo, USCIS decidió que sería mejor esperar hasta que las aplicaciones de DACA sean completamente procesadas y aprobadas antes de emitir un permiso de trabajo. Por eso, los solicitantes DACA ahora deben esperar 180 días para un permiso de trabajo en lugar de sólo los 90 días.

Por favor no duden en contactarme en mi dirección de correo electrónico con preguntas en inglés o español a [email protected] También me pueden contactar con mi número directo: 423-825-9772.

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