The Importance of Travel Permits for DACA Recipients

Beneficiaries of Deferred Action (DACA) cannot leave the United States without authorization, as they would lose their benefits and could not re-enter the country.

Fortunately for DACA recipients, there are travel permits so that they can leave and re-enter the country legally and without risk of losing their benefits. Travel permits also record the DACA recipient's last entry as a legal entry, leaving behind their undocumented entry. In this way, in case any person in this situation has the opportunity to carry out an immigration procedure back in Mexico to fix their status, they would avoid any type of punishment.

In other words, if a DACA beneficiary processes their travel permit and subsequently leaves and re-enters the country, in case of accessing any immigration adjustment procedure, they can do so from the United States. For example, in case you marry a United States citizen.

However, it is recommended to contact an attorney to obtain the correct and up-to-date information. And in this way receive professional advice on this specific issue and its relationship with the immigration adjustment from the United States.

Through Advance Parole or advance application for a Travel Document, DACA recipients can leave the country and request re-entry, legally and without losing their benefits. DACA recipients are eligible to obtain Advance Parole, unlike other foreigners living in the United States, such as foreigners with exchange visas, holders of a valid reentry permit, or foreigners without valid immigration status.

As mentioned above, if a DACA recipient travels abroad without Advance Parole, they will lose their DACA status and will be denied entry to the United States, that is why it is necessary to process this document. To complete the form I-131 Application for Travel Document, which must contain the surname of the interested party, his / her address, date of birth, the type of application and the signature: https://www.uscis.gov/es/i-131

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