Case Status Updates: DACA Renewal Approval, Work Permit & Travel Document Approval
DACA Renewal Approval: Another DACA renewal granted to a client who is a native and citizen of Chile, (hereinafter, client "X"). X entered the United States with a B-2 Visitor Visa when she was only 6-years-old in May of 2000.
We received X's DACA renewal approval on Friday, shortly after President Trump was inaugurated. President Trump has vowed to repeal DACA immediately upon taking office. Since he won the election, Trump has softened his stance on DACA, with his staff recently hinting that Trump now has no immediate plans to repeal the executive order. For now, it seems that X and the approximately 700,000 other DACA beneficiaries will be able to keep their status and continue to use their work permits to work in the country legally.
We will continue to monitor President Trump and his administration on this issue,
Work Permit & Travel Document Approval: Another Work Permit & Advance Parole Travel Document approved for a client who is a native and citizen of Spain (hereinafter, "Y"). Y's EAD and Travel Document is based on her pending marriage petition and Green Card application. Y is married to a U.S. Citizen.
Y and her husband came to us after hiring a lawyer who does not practice immigration law to assist them in their filings. When nothing was happening and their lawyer had no answers for them, they became concerned and began searching for a new lawyer who was more familiar with this area of law. Fortunately, they found The Shapiro Law Firm, hired us, and we immediately determined that their previous attorney failed to file 3 of the required applications for a Green Card! We immediately assisted them in their filings and got their process back on track.
While they wait for the Green Card approval, Y and her husband look forward to being able to visit Y's family in Spain now that she has a valid travel document.
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