DACA Approvals Surpass 50,000

The Obama administration released statistics indicating that 53,273 undocumented youths have been granted relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

As of November 15, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received more than 300,000 requests for deferred action, with most applicants still awaiting the completion of background checks.

The figures did not indicate how many beneficiaries have received work permits under the program or whether any requests for deferred action have been denied.

At the rate the agency is processing applications, more than 100,000 requests for deferred action appear likely to be granted by the end of the year.

http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Resources/Reports%20and%20Studies/Immigration%20Forms%20Data/Static_files/2012-1116%20DACA%20Monthly%20Report.pdf

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Chad Brandt

Chad M. Brandt, the People’s Immigration Lawyer, is the owner and founder of Brandt Immigration. Attorney Brandt has extensive litigation experience, allowing him to successfully represent clients in Immigration and Federal Courts. Mr. Brandt devotes a substantial portion of his immigration practice to deportation defense, both in Immigration Court and before deportation officers at Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s (ICE) Detention and Removal Offices throughout the U.S. Mr. Brandt also regularly represents individuals, families, and businesses in an expansive array of interviews and appearances before immigration officials.

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