2021 Immigration Reform, DACA, and DAPA
Now that Joe Biden won the presidential election, immigration reform in 2021 seems doable. Joe Biden will be following the same plan as Obama’s. He is signaling that an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will be implemented in early 2021. I also think that a resurrection of the Deferred Action for Parents of United States Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) is also likely. Lastly, his pre-election plan included a plan for comprehensive immigration reform in 2021.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):
President Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through an executive order in 2012. The program allowed children whose parents brought them to the United States at a young age to apply for deferred action. Deferred Action is a tool in the Immigration and Naturalization Act that allows the President to defer removal. This deferral can be based on humanitarian and other grounds. To be eligible under the program an applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Be under 31 years old as of June 15, 2007.
- Must have arrived in the United States before their 16th birthday.
- The applicant must have resided in the United States since June 15, 2007.
- Should have been physically present in the United States on June 15, 2007.
- Had no legal status on June 15, 2012.
- Have graduated high school, currently enrolled in high school, or have received a GED.
- Have not been convicted of a felony or a serious misdemeanor.
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