Expanded DACA put on hold

After President Barack Obama expanded the eligibility requirements for DACA in November 2014, as many as half the states have sued.  They have since succeeded in getting a stay from a judge in Texas.  It is important to understand that if you are eligible for DACA under the 2012 program, there is nothing to worry because there is no change at all.  If you have never applied, you can still apply.  If you applied and have not been approved, just wait for the paperwork to come through (almost everyone is approved since Obama has ordered USCIS agents to ignore the law and approve anyone who applies).  If you have been approved, you can use your EAD card and even renew it.  However, until the case is finally decided (it is not clear what will happen, but this case may go all the way to the US Supreme Court, but in the meantime, it is possible that applications maybe accepted or maybe not). 

Just hang in there and in the meantime make sure that you file your 2014 tax return using your real name and valid ITIN and if you have children, you will be able to claim as much as $6,000 in what is known as Obama Amnesty Bonus (earned income tax credit), and if you have filed taxes for 2011, 2012, and 2013, by filing IRS Form 1040X, you will be able to get a refund of as much as $24,000.  Isn't America awesome?

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