I am a U.S. citizen. I am a 33-year-old psychologist, but am not a citizen. My DACA renewal is approved and I thought I could file for a new photo ID, but now I am left in limbo. I am working (heavily) and travel (car) everywhere. I am thinking about applying for a driver’s license so I can qualify for multiple types of ID. The kids are being very helpful and begging me to get this done soon, but what is the quickest route to obtain a new ID?
Thank you in advance,
At the moment you don’t seem to know where to go. You could:
– Make your own filing, and mail it to: US Citizenship and Immigration Services
– Register for DAPA at this site: http://www.darpa.gov/dl/centers/en-US/dap-clinics/
– Apply directly to be a Waiver Application Typer, US Department of Homeland Security
I sincerely hope someone would be able to resolve this quickly. Several people I know living in the United States legally all say the same thing: In order to be an official “person of interest” for ICE, they have to have a “lawful presence” document. Now those are often easier to get, which means if you are a legally authorized person of interest under a detention order, you have a few less options available to you.
In some U.S. cities, you can use a “Pre-Deportation Visa” to get your photo ID before you are de-authorized and detained, but you have to be a legal permanent resident first. I’m hoping you live in a city where you can try that avenue first.
How about using the latest applicant forms or even the employer form from when you started applying for DACA? It is a short, fast process for DACA and you can get an employer to approve a newer form of identification.
I’m sure you’re an experienced traveler with multiple forms of ID, but if you don’t own a car, there are lots of options. You can take the bus, bus pass, friends who have electric cars, taxis and Uber! Also, it is worth having a “passport card” or driver’s license. There are many places to go now for that kind of ID. Check out these old DMV websites. If you do not have a passport or a driver’s license, you might as well always travel with a driver’s license.
Do you think the armed drones patrol Afghanistan and Pakistan could watch for people acting suspiciously?
> Joe L.
And who knows? Having the software designed to download a passport and driver’s license might be your ticket to avoid detention by ICE. I don’t want to make this sound that easy!