Posted: November 2nd, 2012 | Author: Victoria Karins | Filed under: Deferred Action | Tags: DACA, deferred action for childhood arrivals, EAD, Employment Authorization Document, Social Security Administration, Social Security number | No Comments »
Sarasota Immigration Attorney Victoria Jaensch Karins
USCIS continues issuing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals approvals. The turn-around time is about 2 months on average. When we applied for Deferred Action we also applied for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Being granted Deferred Action means that the EAD will be issued soon. Once the EAD is issued, the recipients can take their documents to the local Social Security office and apply for a number. Social Security numbers take about 7 to 10 days to be issued. The closest office is at 2001 Siesta Dr., Suite 301, Sarasota, FL 34239. The phone number is 1-800-772-1213. They are open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 3pm.
Good luck to all those who applied for Deferred Action.
Posted: August 14th, 2012 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: Deferred Action | Tags: Accion Diferida, Deferred Action, EAD, Employment Authorization Document, USCIS Form I-765 | No Comments »
Jaensch Immigration Law Firm recently received a corrected practice advisory regarding the employment authorization form that will be filed with Deferred Action applications. The earlier procedure erroneously linked the Deferred Action application to the current Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) and advised that this form should be filed concurrently with the deferred action application. However, USCIS has said not to use the current form. USCIS expects to make available a new employment authorization application form on August 15, 2012.
In Related News: Underestimating Deferred Action (from ILW.com)
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) crunched the numbers and apparently DHS and a variety of other outlets have been drastically underestimating the total number of people eligible for Deferred Action. The MPI discovered that the figures DHS projected were based on the number of prospective applicants that were enrolled in school or had graduated on the mid-June date of the program’s announcement and did not account for otherwise eligible people who could choose to re-enroll in school or an equivalency diploma program.
The MPI believes that this underestimate could be by as much as half a million people, bringing their new estimate to a total of 1.76 million people that will be eligible to seek Deferred Action and work authorizations. It is noteworthy, however, that not all of these people will be immediately eligible – many are 15 or under and will become eligible shortly, presuming, of course, they remain in compliance with the other conditions required of those who apply. The full demographic profile of prospective applicants can be found here
. Does this new information change anything about Deferred Action in your mind?