Deportation relief extended for undocumented youth

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

June 6, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Good news for young kababayans who became recipients of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA.

The White House announced Thursday that more than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension.

Because of Obama’s DACA, kababayans were among the 560,000 undocumented youth who were granted temporary work permits and two-year deportation deferrals.

The first permits are set to expire in September.

The USCIS says recipients should submit their renewal request about 120 days before their current period of deferred action will expire.

Who can renew?

• Those who did not depart from the US on or after Aug. 15, 2012 without advance parole.

• Those who have continuously resided in the US since they submitted their most recent DACA request that was approved.

• Those who have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor or three or more misdemeanors.

During an interview with Balitang America, Robert Uy, immigration attorney and officer of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, warned DACA recipients not to allow their deferred action to lapse.

“During the time period that it’s lapsed, it will be accruing unlawful presence if they’re over the age of 18,” he explained. “It could lead to bars of inadmissibility depending on how much unlawful presence is accrued.”

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  • noz
    7 June 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    obozo’s executive DACA order have set the atrocious precedent of unaccompanied minor illegal alien border crossers, assisted by criminal coyotes. these lone minor illegal alien border crossers must be sent back to their countries, instead for warehousing them in texas and arizona at the expense of taxpayers. the countries of these solo minor illegal alien border crossers must reimburse the taxpayers. the USA is BROKE with emptied US treasury. the deficit is building up faster than the speed of light with unbalanced budget of obozo’s administration, squanderer of taxpayer money. the republican congress is against the debt ceiling increase in an attempt to balance the budget, such action consistently get demonized by the lefty, socialist lame stream medias to build public disapproval. now these lone minor illegal alien border crossers are pressuring the over burden taxpayers to pay for them is mind blowing. the emotional cries of these lone minor illegal alien border crossers are of self serving economic matter, aided by blinded advocators, to knock down the USA to the ground. thousands of unaccompanied minor illegal aliens are crossing the USA borders daily, while incompetent obozo is doing nothing to stop these solo minor illegal alien border crossers. these unaccompanied minor illegal aliens border crossers must be sent back ASAP by obozo, the only one with power by law to deport them to their countries identified to be mexico, honduras so far. the embassies of these countries are responsible for these solo minor illegal aliens aided by criminal coyotes to cross the borders, not the USA. collected americans are angry obozo is not doing his job to immediately deport these solo minor illegal alien border crossers. obozo is just watching these solo minor illegal alien border crossers dumped on states powerless to deport these breed of inexcusable, unchaperoned minor illegal alien border crossers. america and the hardworking american taxpayers are not responsible for the destitute children of the world from corrupted countries. obozo have not done his job to protect america and the americans with the invasions of illegal aliens, now the tactic is the breed of solo minor illegal alien border crossers, rooted from his DACA. obozo is favoring these solo minor illegal alien border crossers instead of securing america and the future of americans. the impaired advocators/sympathizers of these solo minor illegal alien border crossers are in full force using emotions to advance their crooked advocacies, the baddest long term effect economically and socially. obozo known as the chronic liar, now his true self is in full exposure he couldn’t care less on many of his disastrous decisions, like what a clown would always do.

  • Delia
    8 June 2014 at 7:21 am - Reply

    It is so bad when I hear the name Obama I head to the toilet to vomit.

  • JRB
    9 June 2014 at 10:49 am - Reply

    It’s ok you all have two years, so make all the money you can to help your family in the Philippines and than your kick out of America goodbye.

  • Kuya
    10 June 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Aged-out children specially single should be given special priority date for processing soon…