Which provides the most benefits DACA or DAPA?

I qualify for both DACA (I graduated from college) and DAPA (I have two children). Since applicatios for DACA come out first, I'm wondering whether I should apply for it, or wait for applicatios for DAPA to be available. Does one or the other offer more benefits in the long run?


David Leopold's picture

DACA and DAPA both offer a chance to apply for a temporary reprieve from deportation for an initial 3 year period and employment authorization based on a showing of economic need. They have different eligibility requirements but they both lead to the same exact thing--deferred action. If you qualify for both, the advantage to applying for DACA is that you can apply in a few days--USCIS will begin accepting applications on February 18. The DAPA process is not expected to begin until May 2015.

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