Category Archives: Dreamer Work Permit

What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: July 22, 2014
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What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard? Immigration attorney answers your questions about work permits and greencards What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard? What is the difference between an employment authorization document (EAD or work permit) and a greencard (lawful permanent residence)? One of […]

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: June 17, 2013
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Publisher: Ranchod Law Group Abstract: Recently, several individuals with certain criminal convictions have contacted our offices with a concern as to their eligibility for benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) based on their prior criminal history. According to the DACA there are three specific groups under which […]

How the Dream Act Would Generate Revenue for the U.S.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: November 28, 2012
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The federal DREAM Act would generate $329 billion for the United States through 2030. California alone would see a $97.7 billion increase in revenue. These statistics come from an October 2012 study by the Center for American Progress, an independent, non-partisan educational institute, and the Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan group of […]

AB-540 Students and permanent residency: What’s the Affidavit Requirement About?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: November 11, 2012
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If you are an undocumented immigrant who attended high school in California and want to attend a California public community college, college, or university, you may qualify to be an AB-540 student. An AB-540 student is eligible to pay in-state tuition rather than out-of-state tuition in schools belonging to the University of California, California State […]

What’s New with DACA-Dreamer Work Permit

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: November 6, 2012
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which took effect August 15, remains in place. As of October 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted deferred action to almost 4,600 individuals. Most of the applications are coming from California. California is home to a number of enacted and proposed measures that support those eligible for […]

Pros and Cons of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – Dreamer Work Permit

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: June 2, 2014
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There are numerous pros and cons to filing for deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). The most significant advantage is the possibility of obtaining a 2-year renewable work permit. Individuals not eligible for DACA must pay $380,00 filing fee for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), which only lasts one year. A work permit can open […]

Documenting Residency Requirements for Deferred Action – Dreamer Work Permit

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: September 6, 2012
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Filing for deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) requires that you document residency requirements. You must show that you came to the U.S. before the age of 16, have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007 up to the present time, and were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 […]

Non-Significant Misdemeanor

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: August 23, 2012
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If you are applying for deferred action for childhood arrivals, you cannot have committed a “significant misdemeanor.” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) holds that any individual who has been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more non-significant misdemeanors, or otherwise poses a threat to national security or public safety is not eligible […]

Requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA – Dreamer Work Permit)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: August 15, 2012
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As of August 15, 2012, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting requests for consideration for deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). An individual should submit a request with a form requesting an employment authorization document. Forms and instructions will be available on the USCIS website on August 15 at: http://www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals. There […]

Obama Announces the Dreamer Work Permit – Deferred Action

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated: June 16, 2012
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Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised as I learned of President Obama’s announcement regarding deferred action – the Dreamer Work Permit. Yes it’s true: Obama has announced that deferred action will be offered to individuals who meet the following criteria: This new policy may also allow you to obtain a work permit if you meet the […]