DACA Program: Fewer Have Applied This Month

According to figures released by the USCIS last Friday, the number of Deferred Action applicants has decreased in the first half of this month. These are the figures for November thus far compared to the months of September and October:

 

DACA Application

Sept. (9/1-9/30)

Oct. (10/1-10/31)

Nov. (11/1-11/15)

Received

108,586

117,213

45,272

Average Daily Requests

5,715

5,328

4,527

Rejected

3,676

3,719

1,443

Accepted

104,910

113,494

43,829

Approved

1,707

26,908

24,658

 

This dip in the number of applications submitted to the USCIS was expected. The fate of the DACA program remained uncertain during the presidential elections, for Gov. Romney never completely stood behind it. Since Obama was re-elected, the numbers should now begin to pick up again, especially with tax season beginning in January. DACA requires you to submit a variety of documents to prove your eligibility. Tax records could be used to prove that you were in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, which is crucial to eligibility.

So far, only 308,935 undocumented youth have applied for DACA. The total number of approved applications is 53,273. The total number of rejected applications is 10,101.

Having your application approved is not difficult if you are properly orientated through the process.  Many people choose to file on their own and, therefore, risk rejection.

The Pew Hispanic Center has estimated that 1.7 million undocumented youth are eligible for DACA benefits. You don’t have to wonder whether or not you are eligible. You can check your eligibility with us and begin your process today.