The Law Office of Edgardo Martinez Urges DACA Recipients with 3 Year Work Permits to Exchange Them for 2 Year

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The federal government is asking some DACA recipients who received three-year work permits to return them, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services site. Attorney Edgardo Martinez encourages these recipients to move on this fast.

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There is no benefit in keeping the permits and worse, anyone not returning them is at risk for deportation.

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According to a NBC News article on July 16, 2015, in February, a Texas judge blocked President Obama’s efforts to award three-year work permits to young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. However, 2,500 three-year Employment Authorization Documents (“EAD”) were mistakenly issued by the federal government soon after the court injunction. The government has asked for the permits to be returned so they may be replaced with two-year permits and has begun visiting homes of people who received them when there has been no response to letters and phone calls. In cases where they are not returned, immigrants may lose their DACA eligibility. Tampa, FL, Attorney Edgardo Martinez, highly focused in immigration law, has strongly advised anyone with one of these permits permit to return it.

“It is imperative that anyone with a mistakenly issued work permit to return them to the federal government immediately,” said attorney Edgardo Martinez. “There is no benefit in keeping the permits and worse, anyone not returning them is at risk for deportation. That said, I also want to remind anyone getting a visit from Immigration officials not to panic. The officials are only seeking the documents, which will be replaced with two-year permits.”

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has set up an online tool which will advise immigrants if they need to return their permit (https://my.uscis.gov/daca_ead). In cases where immigrants did return the 3-year permits but only after their DACA was terminated as a penalty, they may reapply for DACA consideration and a new work permit.

The Law Office of Edgardo Martinez is happy to help anyone who has questions about the process of returning the permits and obtaining new ones. Mr. Martinez is an expert in immigration law. He earned his Juris Degree from Indiana University School of Law and joined the Indiana State Bar in 2005. Initially working in the area of criminal defense, his practice evolved into immigration law. His years of experience as a lawyer has given him a unique perspective and understanding for his clients’ situations. He works with clients on issues such as obtaining citizenship; deportation defense; green cards; work permits; immigrant visas; spousal petition and deferred action. He is dedicated to helping individuals in overcoming immigration hardships so they can be with their families and pursue their lives.

About the Law Office of Edgardo Martinez
Attorney Edgardo Martinez practices immigration law in Tampa, FL. He is highly focused in obtaining citizenship; deportation defense; green cards; work permits; immigrant visas; spousal petition and deferred action. The office is located at 1228 East 7th Avenue #200, Tampa, FL 33605. Phone: (813) 397-3978

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