USCIS approves DACA applications at their sole discretion, and refusals cannot be appealed. Getting things right the first time is, therefore, crucial. With the representation of an immigration lawyer, you can significantly increase your chances of receiving approval by avoiding errors in your application.
Pros & Cons of a Path to Citizenship for DACA Recipients
Here are some pros and cons of DACA for permanent resident status.
- Many people think that it is morally just to provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients, who were brought to the U.S. as kids and have grown up in the country. They have lived in the U.S. for most of their lives, and it is not fair to force them to live in a state of uncertainty and fear of deportation.
- Providing a path to citizenship for DACA recipients could also lead to social benefits, such as greater civic engagement, increased educational attainment, and improved public health outcomes.
- DACA recipients often have strong ties to their communities and families in the United States. Deporting them to countries where they have no support could be cruel and inhumane.
- Providing a path to citizenship for DACA recipients could incentivize more illegal immigration, as parents may bring their children to the United States with the hope of obtaining citizenship in the future.
- It could be seen as unfair to people who followed a legal pathway to citizenship.
The federal law to get a lawful permanent resident status allows different pathways to get permanent legal status. But people with DACA status don’t yet have a direct path to citizenship in U.S. immigration law.
TRANSITION FROM DACA TO CITIZENSHIP WITH KC IMMIGRATION LAWYERS
If you have further questions about the DACA to permanent resident and citizenship process, Kansas City Immigration Lawyers can help. We can guide you on your immigration journey and answer any related questions. Call us today to book a free consultation with a K1 visa lawyer.