El Salvador's consulates to help in Deferred Action cases

<p>Salvadoran officials in the US cannot fill the required forms, because that process, according to the guidelines, has to be done by immigration lawyers.</p> <p> </p>
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El Salvador's consulates to help in Deferred Action cases

El Salvador's consulates to help in Deferred Action cases

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<p><br />El Salvador's Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed today about the application process for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the United States.<br /><br />DACA benefits young undocumented immigrants who arrived to the United States when they were no older than 16. Through this process, they ask to the immigration authorities to put a hold on their deportation cases. They can also apply for an employment authorization.<br /><br />The Salvadoran Embassy to the White House and the 16 Consulates in the United States will provide legal advice and will expedite the process to obtain documents, such passports, confirmed Hugo Martínez, the Salvadoran chancellor. <br /><br />Martínez pointed out that Salvadoran officials cannot fill the required forms, unlike in Temporary Protected Status process, because the guidelines require that immigration lawyers are the only ones authorized to do so.<br /><br />The consulates will organize legal workshops to provide orientation to the potential beneficiaries.<br /><br />Young immigrants who want to apply to DACA should call 1-800-375-5283 with questions or to request more information, as well visit www.uscis.gov, the official website of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).<br /><br />Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-Illinois) has warned that the beneficiaries should avoid to hire a lawyer, because of the risk of immigration fraud. Instead, he suggests to visit community based organizations who are providing legal advice to apply to DACA.<br /><br />The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) estimates that 1.7 million young immigrants can apply to DACA. Seventy percent of that population was born in México and Central America, according to MPI.<br /><br /></p> <p> </p>

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  • Deferred Action
  • immigration
  • Dream Act
  • deportation
  • Salvadoran
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