Eric Welsh Offers Insight on DACA Renewal Delays in U.S. News and World Report

Summary

U.S. News and World Report recently sought insight from Reeves Immigration Law Group attorney Eric Welsh on how pandemic-fueled backlogs at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and long processing times for DACA renewals could cause DACA immigrants to lose their legal status.

U.S. News and World Report recently sought insight from Reeves Immigration Law Group attorney Eric Welsh on how pandemic-fueled backlogs at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and long processing times for DACA renewals could cause DACA immigrants to lose their legal status.

According to Eric, if a recipient’s current status expires while they are awaiting renewal, they automatically become an undocumented migrant, otherwise known as “unlawful presence,” which can have a negative effect on their future opportunities to stay in the U.S. “Without the timely approval of a DACA grant, you’re going to have somebody who’s potentially going to be in jeopardy of removal, and even more immediately, a loss of a job and potentially out of status for any future immigration benefits,” Eric explained. 

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