Practice Advisory: Screening DACA Recipients for Other Relief

Last Updated

June 18, 2020

Given the uncertain future of the DACA program, it’s critical to screen recipients for all other forms of immigration relief. Is the client potentially eligible for a more permanent immigration benefit, either affirmatively or defensively if in removal proceedings? Even if a client was thoroughly screened prior to applying for DACA initially, changes in personal circumstances or immigration policy may mean that a new form of relief is now available. This advisory reviews some of the most common forms of relief that may apply to DACA recipients. It also provides tips on screening for inadmissibility, which is a prerequisite to many types of relief.