DACA & Other Services
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program established by President Obama in June of 2012. DACA allows individuals In the U.S. who arrived before their 16th birthday and who are presently under 31 to file for work authorization and deferred action (protection from proceedings) for a two year period of time. This does not confer a non-immigrant or immigrant status on the DACA holder if it is approved but does allow the status holder to work legally.
Other mandatory qualifications include:
- Graduation from high school or G.E.D.
- An absence of criminal record which includes certain criminal offenses.
- The ability to establish his or her presence in the United States for the five years preceding June 15th, 2012 (the date of DACA was enacted) and also on June 15th, 2012
The Office Handles Additional Employment Matters:
- I-9 Compliance
- Workplace Enforcement
- Social Security No Match Letters
- Workforce planning Through Visa Application
The Office Also Handles Matters Arising In the Following Areas:
- Diplomatic Visa Issues (A,G,M visas)
- Re-entry Permits
- Advance Parole Applications
- Waivers: Including 601 and the new Provisional Waivers (601a)
- Motions to Reopen
- Appeals to AAU (Administrative Appeals Unit)
- BALCA appeals (Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals)
- BIA appeals (Board of Immigration Appeals)
Ms. Klopman has a close working relationship with the Law Office of Cheryl R. David in Manhattan. Ms. David, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Board of Governors and past New York AILA Chapter Chair, handles most of the office’s exclusion, deportation and criminal immigration work.