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Update on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an American Immigration policy that is temporary in nature. It provides a way for DREAMers (non-citizens who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children) to apply for deferred action against deportation in two-year renewable increments, and to be eligible for work permits. Its nature has been a point of confusion and contention in the United States. Below we answer some common questions and misunderstandings about DACA:

Why is DACA temporary?
DACA was established as an executive order by President Obama in 2012. By nature, executive orders may be rescinded by subsequent presidents. In order for DACA to become permanent, Congress must pass a permanent act establishing it.

Why is DACA in danger?

In 2017 President Trump announced plans to phase out DACA, giving Congress six months to pass the DREAM Act or another form of legislation to protect DREAMers. Congress failed to act within the six months, however several courts have put the ending of DACA on hold. The Supreme Court has declined to decide on DACA this season.

How can DACA families stay updated on the status of DACA?
There are several websites that keep stay up to date with the most recent news on DACA. We recommend (but are not affiliated with) the following:
National Immigration Law Center
Informed Immigrant
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Can I apply for DACA now if I am eligible but never applied?
No, USCIS is not processing any new initial DACA applications at this time.

If I have DACA, can I renew my status? Is this wise?
Due to court orders, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew DACA status. Contact our office at (757) 422-8472 to set up an appointment for further advice on your specific case.

I have DACA status, can I travel within the United States?
While traveling within the United States is permitted, please be aware that it may come with risks. Contact our office at (757) 422-8472 to set up an appointment for further advice on your specific case.

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Valverde Law PLLC is an immigration law firm dedicated exclusively to U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Because we only practice immigration law, we can provide our clients with the experience and expertise to handle immigration cases, from the simple to the most complex. We are located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where the historic Cape Henry lighthouse (pictured above) sits near the site of the “First Landing” of the first English immigrants to our shores. Even though we are based in Virginia Beach, our lawyers represent clients nationwide and worldwide in immigration matters.

At Valverde Law we believe immigrants make America great! What makes Valverde Law different from other firms is our approach to our cases which center around three values:

Educate – We value the importance of educating our clients and explaining immigration law in terms that they can understand so that our clients can make informed decisions about what is best for them.

Honesty – We value the importance of providing our clients with honest answers about their cases.

Expertise – We value the importance of providing our clients with the best possible legal representation in immigration law cases by dedicating our law firm exclusively to immigration law.

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Raquelita Susena

Valverde is the real deal, he help us with two different cases and got absolutely positive results. I recommend him with all my trust and faith. Actually we will be bringing another family member to his representation pretty soon. He is the one to see!

Isabel Guzman

We have had excellent lines of communication and service from Hugo Valverde and would highly recommend him for your legal needs, especially in the area of immigration matters.

Stephen Ervin

Excellent lawyer! Got Results. Good and timely communication.

Raquelita Susena