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: September 18th, 2012 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: Deferred Action | Tags: Advance Parole, Deferred Action, Permanent residence (United States), Social Security Administration, Social Security number, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services | 3 Comments »
The I-765 and Social Security Numbers
More good news. Deferred Action applicants who are filling out question 9 on the I-765, Work Authorization Application, DO NOT need to list and Social Security numbers that were not officially issued to them.
We understand that many of those who entered the US without inspection attempt to use a false Social Security number in order to work. We have received many questions regarding this issue and how to answer question 9 in the I-765. Previously, it was difficult to say since we wanted applicants to be as forthright as possible. But every Deferred Action applicant is declaring themselves as having entered the country without inspection. Using a false Social Security number in addition could have been a disqualifying factor. We were advising clients on a case-by-case basis. For example, we examined whether they had a criminal record or any other potential problems before we advised them on listing or not listing their Social Security numbers.
This ruling takes the issue off the table and makes it simpler to fill out the I-765 and to advise on the rest of the application. We are glad to see this new policy take effect and hope that it attracts more qualifying individuals to apply for Deferred Action.