CASE: I-821D Application for Consideration for Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals / I-765 Employment Authorization Document
APPLICANT / BENEFICIARY: Albanian Client in Maryland, MD
As our office explained before on our website, the USCIS issued a memorandum in August 2012 regarding deferred action of childhood arrivals cases. According to the USCIS Deferred Action Memorandum issued in August 2012, an individual who meets the following criteria may apply for deferred action:
- Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Came to the U.S. before reaching his/her 16th birthday;
- Has continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Was physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and at the time of application to the USCIS;
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
- Is currently in school, has graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, has obtained a GED, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces; and
- Has not been convicted of a felony, a “significant misdemeanor,” three or more other misdemeanors, or does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
As of June 15, 2012, our client was twenty-one (21) years old. Also, our client was studying at a college in the state of Washington when he initially filed his DACA. Our client graduated from high school in the United States. Also, since his last entry to the United States in November 2004, our client never left.
He was physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and has continuously resided here since November 2004. Our client has never been convicted of a felony, a “significant misdemeanor,” three or more other misdemeanors, and does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. So, our client was clearly eligible for deferred action. Eventually, he filed for the deferred action and his DACA was approved in March 2013.
In early January of 2015, he retained our office for the renewal of his DACA application. Our client sent us supporting documents that prove our client’s education history, physical presence in the United States, and his initial entry to the United States. Our office also prepared Form I-821D and I-765, and drafted a detailed cover letter demonstrating why our client should merit this relief.
On January 8, 2015, our office filed his I-821D and I-765 to the USCIS. Eventually, on March 20, 2015, the USCIS approved our client’s I-821D and I-765.