EAD & DACA Renewal Attorneys in Louisiana
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In 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 256,085 immigrants. Immigrants are under constant threat of deportation due to reasons such as violating immigration laws, obtaining a criminal conviction and failing to meet certain deadlines. As such, it’s important to retain the legal counsel required to help you avoid trouble with the law and maintain your legal immigration status.
At The Scott Law Firm, LLC, our immigration lawyers have a proven track record for helping immigrants navigate the complex processes of renewing their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) status. We are committed to guiding you through every step while informing you of your legal rights and requirements for successfully renewing your EAD and DACA status.
There are several forms and legalities involved in both processes, and one small error could cost you your livelihood and legal status in the US. That is the last thing you need, and this could best be avoided when you hire our attorneys to advocate for your best interests.
Call (225) 224-0510 to learn how we can help you!
Understanding the EAD & DACA Renewal Processes
If you arrived in the US as a child, you likely obtained DACA because you satisfied several requirements:
- were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
- have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- were in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
- have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Upon DACA approval, you were issued an EAD card (work permit), both of which require renewal before the expiration date comes. When it’s time to renew your DACA, you must not only meet the initial 2012 DACA guidelines but also prove that you:
- did not depart the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole;
- have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent DACA request that was approved; and
- have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
You are eligible to renew your EAD 180 days or less before your current one expires. To do so, you must submit a new Form I-765 and filing fee (if applicable). Remember to have your existing EAD form as well as Form I-94 on-hand.
Why Hire Us?
If you fail to file a renewal within 120 days before your DACA and EAD expire, you may face deportation. To best avoid these costly mistakes, retain our attorneys as soon as possible to allow enough time for us to do the following:
- Examine your DACA & EAD status to ensure you qualify
- Gather your information and required paperwork
- Prepare legal strategies in the event of unexpected obstacles
- Submit your renewal documents promptly
- Advise you on the best ways to avoid any issues with your DACA and EAD
For the best chances of avoiding issues and deportation, hire our immigration lawyers to help guide you through the renewal process. It can be daunting and complicated for people who aren’t familiar with how the system works. Luckily, The Scott Law Firm, LLC is the trusted team to offer legal counsel and skilled representation for your DACA and EAD needs.
Schedule your consultation with us online or by calling (225) 224-0510! We provide services in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
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