Update on DACA statistics through February 14, 2013 - the USCIS approved over 199,460 requests for Deferred Action, from 423,634 applications received. Of these, citizens of Mexico have submitted over 313,722, and 3,128 from Philippines closes out the bottom of the Top 10 countries. California is leading among the states with 119,466 and Texas with 68,005 applications submitted is at no. 2. *** Don't forget that an application for employment authorization (EAD) must be submitted with the Form I-821D and I-765WS.
On January 3, 2013, the USCIS published the final rule for provisional waivers with the effective date of March 4, 2013. Meaning, the USCIS will not accept waiver regulations until then. However, if you have not filed the I-130 petition, a step necessary to file the provisional waiver, you can do this now. What is this new rule?