PH Embassy: Few undocumented Filipino youth availing of DACA

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 25, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Only a few undocumented Filipino young people have taken advantage of President Barack Obama’s deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or DACA, according to the Philippine Embassy in Washinton, DC.

Eligible undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration for DACA for a period of two years.

If approved, they would be allowed to stay and work legally in the United States subject to renewal.

The Migration Policy Institute estimates there are about 20,000 undocumented Filipino youths in the United States.

But the US Customs and Immigration Service or USCIS reports that as of March this year only 4,041 Filipinos have applied for DACA and 3,644 have been approved.

In an effort to step up their campaign for DACA awareness among Filipino youths, the Embassy is holding a DACA information session on July 30 and a DACA clinic on Aug. 16.

Find out more about the Philippine Embassy’s DACA info sessions

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  • noz
    26 July 2014 at 12:18 am - Reply

    obummer’s DACA is backfiring big time right on his face. the cause and effect of DACA – the minor illegal alien border crossers bringing financial and social disasters to towns and cities of the USA. obozo’s dealing with central america’s leaders are detestable. one of them blaming the USA, that the drug war of his nation is directly link to americans as drug customers of the drug lords. the millions aid to their nations will help fight the drug infestations, and will significantly cut border crossers. these central america leaders are blatantly shameless, corrupt, who cannot control their own people committing illegal entry to sovereign USA. now, it’s the obligations of the taxpayers?, in order for foreign corrupted leaders do their jobs the right way?. obozo consulting with these corrupt south america leaders in solving the border crisis is plain stupid. obozo’s optic trick is to fool the public he is doing something to deal with the border crisis, when in reality – he is dragging the crisis, the longer these illegal alien border crossers linger in the USA soil, the harder it is to remove them. this is the filthy political plan of obozo and his bozos.