Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals under DREAMER program
As of President Trump's announcement on September 5, 2017, Visabot DACA Service is to only be used for DACA extension cases that can be filed by October 5. See web-site of Pearl Law Group who co-created the service for more details: https://www.immigrationlaw.com/sept-5-2017. We will suspend this section of Visabot at midnight PDT on September 4, pending efforts underway in Congress to address the DREAMers.
We are grateful for the thousands of DACA applicants who used our free service over the past several months.
“No better alternative for legal status is likely in this administration, so DACA candidates should seriously consider their options and act quickly”
Many are wondering: Will the DACA approved people later have their status revoked? Will federal agents come hunt down those who apply? “If this were the intention of the Trump Administration, we believe DACA would not have been exempted from the new deportation procedures announced this week,” Julie Pearl.
Applicants who worry that the government will seek to find them may be encouraged to know that the application does not require them to give their own home as the current mailing address for the submission (though one section in the form asks separately about all residences since arrival in the US). One excerpt from DreamerBot on this point:
Which address to use? Make sure you give an address where your approval document (including the EAD) can be safely received. The US Postal Service is not allowed to forward these documents to another address, per the instruction on the approval envelope. As there have been reports of EADs stolen in the mail, it’s best to have mail come to a location that is secure during mail delivery hours. If you may move in the next several months or are concerned about mail safety at your current regular address, you can make arrangements with a trusted family, company, church or other place of worship. Example: "Your First/Last Name, C/O Memorial Church, In Care of Pastor Pat Brown, 123 Main Street, Hometown, USA 12345"
Founded in 1995 by Julie Pearl and the former head of the US Immigration Service (INS) under Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr., Pearl Law Group today is one of the nation’s largest global immigration practices, representing many Best Employers and entrepreneurs. For more than a decade, the firm has won international acclaim for its design of technology and other innovations in the delivery of immigration results. Pearl also won a SuperLawyers national Pro Bono award, and set aside the prize money to pay the government filing fees of the firm’s many pro bono clients.