Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals & Facebook

According to the New York Times, 72,000 DACA applications have been filed so far. However, CIS reports that it expected far more applications. While the filing fee, and fear of deportation, may to blame, it also may be that many people do not know how to prove that they were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, for 5 continuous years prior to that date, and have resided in the U.S. since June 5, 2007.  CIS advises using official records such as school records, rent receipts, pay stubs, school transcripts, cancelled checks, etc.  The problem is that a person out of status may not have any of these given that they do not have a social security.  But almost every young person has a Facebook account, and posted about movies they saw, places they visited, and friends they spent time with.  If you posted a picture of yourself in D.C. in 2007, for example, it will be pretty obvious that you were in the U.S.

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