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DACA & DED Renewal
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Dallas DACA & DED Renewal Attorney

What Is DACA?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a United States immigration policy that allows some individuals with unlawful presence in the U.S., following their illegal entry as minors, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit. DACA provides administrative relief from deportation, not a path to permanent residency or citizenship, but it does offer a lifeline for its recipients—often referred to as “Dreamers”.

What Is DED?

Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), often mistaken for DPS, is another form of protection for foreign nationals in the United States, albeit distinct from DACA. DED offers similar temporary relief from removal for individuals from designated countries experiencing adverse conditions, such as armed conflict or environmental disasters.

Unlike DACA, which focuses on individuals brought to the U.S. as children, DED applies broadly to nationals of the designated countries without requiring a specific manner of entry or age. Like DACA, it does not directly lead to permanent residency or citizenship. The status of DED recipients is regularly reviewed, and extensions are granted based on current country conditions.

What Does the Renewal Process Look Like?

The renewal processes for DACA and DED share similarities in the necessity for documentation and application procedures. However, differences exist in eligibility criteria, forms to be completed, and potentially, in the application fees and biometric requirements.

Are There Alternatives to DACA & DED?

For individuals seeking alternatives to DACA and DED for remaining in the United States, there are several other immigration paths to consider, each with its unique set of requirements. One notable option is applying for asylum, which is intended for individuals who face persecution in their home country based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

Another path is the U visa for victims of crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.

Every case is as unique as the individual, which is why it’s important to consult with an immigration attorney to explore these options or other opportunities that could be available to you.

How Can an Immigration Lawyer Help You Renew Your DACA or DED Status?

An immigration lawyer, like ours at Meaders Law PLLC, can be an invaluable asset in renewing your DACA or DED status. Our attorney possesses up-to-date knowledge of immigration policy and can ensure that your application is complete, accurate, and filed on time. From gathering necessary documents to providing legal advice on how to avoid potential pitfalls that could affect your renewal process, we are here to advocate on your behalf. Additionally, in cases where renewing your status may be challenging due to new legal developments or personal circumstances, our lawyer can offer strategic advice and alternative solutions to help maintain your presence in the U.S. legally whenever possible.

If you or a loved one is looking to renew your DACA or DED status, contact our Dallas DACA and DED renewal attorney at Meaders Law PLLC. Our firm is standing by to support your immigration goals.

Call us at (888) 203-1706 or reach out online to schedule an initial consultation. We offer services in both English and Spanish.

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