Immigration Updates

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Syracuse University will honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with a series of events in April 2015. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting a series of events to highlight achievements and provide information on the heritage of these groups. For more information on these events click on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month…

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  • Who Can Apply for DACA (Deferred Action) Now (Feb. 2015)?

    Requirements for DACA Although the expanded DACA Program has been delayed, there is currently a program in place for those who meet the following requirements: Under Age 31 on June 15, 2012 Arrived in US before 16th Birthday Continuously Resided in US from June 15, 2007, to present Entered US Without Inspection (sometimes called illegal entry) before June 15, 2012 Currently in school, have graduated from high school, or have GED, or honorably discharged from military Age 15, or older, at …

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  • Some Children in Central America May Be Able Join Parents in US

    The Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program began accepting applications from parents in the US in December 2014 for unmarried children, under age 21 who reside in El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. This includes parents who are in the US under deferred action programs. CAM is meant to provide an alternative to the difficult journey that children have been making on their own to join their parents in the US. For more information on who is eligible for this program and how to apply,…

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  • Deferred Action for Children (DACA) - February 18th

    For up to date information regarding DACA, see our newest post. Or Visit USCIS.gov. USCIS will begin accepting deferred action immigration applications for children (DACA) who arrived in the US before their 16th birthday using the new, expanded requirements on February 18, 2015. This program provides temporary relief from deportation. It allows those whose applications are granted to apply for permission to work legally in the US. Requirements for Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arr…

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  • Birth Certificates for Mexican Citizens

    If you were born in Mexico and are now in the US, you may be able to get your birth certificate from a Mexican consulate in the US. For more information on getting a birth certificate from a Mexican consulate in the US click on Mexican Birth Certificates. An executive action by President Obama last November provides for some undocumented immigrants in the US to apply for something called Deferred Action for Parents or DAPA. If you had a US citizen or permanent resident child in the US by 11/20/…

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