DACA and Advance Parole

DACA Renewals and Advance Parole Representation

At Amezola Legal Group, we specialize in representing individuals seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals and Advance Parole. With over 15 years of experience, our team has navigated complex cases, providing expert legal counsel to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. Understanding the intricacies of immigration law and the importance of each case, we are dedicated to supporting our clients through every step of the process.

DACA Renewals and Advance Parole Representation

DACA Renewals

DACA provides eligible undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children with a reprieve from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. The renewal process allows these individuals to extend their deferred action and work authorization. 

Eligibility for DACA renewal requires that applicants:

  • Apply within one year of the expiration date of their most recent DACA grant.
  • Have not departed the U.S. on or after August 15, 2012, without Advance Parole.
  • Have continuously resided in the U.S. since their most recent DACA request was approved.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Advance Parole

Advance Parole allows DACA recipients to travel outside the United States for humanitarian, educational, or employment purposes without jeopardizing their DACA status. It is a critical tool for DACA recipients who need to travel abroad for important reasons, such as family emergencies or educational opportunities. To be eligible for Advance Parole, DACA recipients must demonstrate that their travel is for:

  • Humanitarian purposes: This includes travel for urgent humanitarian reasons such as receiving medical treatment, attending funeral services for a family member, or visiting an ailing relative. It encompasses situations that require immediate travel due to compelling circumstances affecting the welfare and well-being of the individual or their immediate family.

  • Educational purposes: This involves travel for educational purposes, such as semester-abroad programs or academic research. DACA recipients in school, college, or university may apply for advance parole to participate in educational activities that necessitate travel outside the United States.

  • Employment purposes: This category includes travel for work-related reasons. It can cover scenarios such as overseas assignments, interviews, conferences, training, or meetings with clients. Employment grounds are intended to allow DACA recipients to engage in professional development and activities that are beneficial to their careers and are required by their employers.

Why Legal Counsel is Important

Navigating the DACA renewal and Advance Parole processes can be complex and daunting. Having experienced legal counsel is crucial for several reasons:

  • Expertise: Our attorneys are well-versed in the latest immigration laws and policies affecting DACA recipients, including all pending litigation. We can help you understand your eligibility, the necessary documentation, and the potential risks and benefits of applying for renewal or Advance Parole. 

  • Complex Cases: We have a proven track record of handling complex immigration cases, including those involving criminal considerations or previous denials. Our experience allows us to develop tailored strategies that address the unique aspects of each case. 

  • Avoiding Pitfalls: Mistakes in the application process can lead to delays, denials, or even jeopardize your DACA status. Our team ensures that your application is accurately prepared and submitted, minimizing potential issues. 

  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your case is in the hands of experienced professionals can provide peace of mind during a stressful process. We are committed to keeping you informed and supported throughout your case.

At Amezola Legal Group, we believe in the importance of protecting the rights and futures of DACA recipients. If you are seeking assistance with your DACA renewal or Advance Parole application, contact us today to learn how we can help.

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