FUENTE MISSIONS

Our mission is to serve and inform the immigrant community in Arizona about matters of immigration and immigrants’ rights.

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DACA LIVES!

CIS announced that in accordance with the U.S. District Court order of Friday, December 4, 2020, it will now obey the Supreme Court and reinstate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to its status prior to Chad Wolf’s memorandum to rescinded it.

To that end, CIS is now accepting initial DACA applications and will issue DACA status and employment authorization documents (EADs) for two-year increments. Additionally, CIS will replace the one-year EADs it has been issuing with new EADs valid for two years.

Accordingly, Fuente Missions is now assisting with completing and filing initial DACA applications, with requests to replace the employment documents, and applications for Advance Parole.

You may file an initial application for DACA if you:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;

  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;

  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;

  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;

  • Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;

  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and

  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

DACA was intended a temporary measure and substitute for inaction by Congress on the DREAM Act. To communicate to Congress the need for a permanent solution for Dreamers, you are encouraged to contact your senators and your representative in Congress via:

www.senate.gov

www.house.gov

 
 

LISTEN TO US

Listen to the Fuente Missions Program on  KNUV 1190 AM and 107.5 FM in Spanish every FRIDAY fromto 4 p.m.

Via internet click here: KNUV

To call the program on air: (602) 759-1910

 
 

Become a U.S. Citizen!

Permanent residents can apply for U.S. citizenship in five years.

Permanent residents who are married to a U.S. citizen can apply in three years if they are married to and living with a U.S. citizen during those three years.

 

Fuente Missions charges $200 to prepare Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

 

Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Smithsonian Institute have a new online resource to aid in preparing for the citizenship test.

Click to Study for the test

Click here to listen to an Audio Study Guide.

Become a citizen then VOTE! click here to register.

 

 

 
 

TPS

Venezuela–

Venezuelans who have resided in the United States since March 8, 2021; and who have been continuously physically present since March 9, 2021, can now apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). You must apply on or before September 5, 2021 using CIS forms I-821 and I-765.

Other Countries–

For El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan, TPS status and employment authorization is extended to October 4, 2021.

This extension is automatic for persons who continue to be eligible for TPS. Persons who want a new employment authorization document valid until October 4, 2021 have the option of filing form I-765 with $410 fee. 

 

 
 

No More Adjustment of Status for TPS

On June 7, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not constitute “lawful admission” in terms of eligibility for adjustment of status. Persons who would apply for adjustment of status must be otherwise eligible to file.

 
 

June 2021 ~ Priority Dates

IMPORTANT:  There are two dates in each category.  The date on top in black type is the priority date for which an immigrant visa number is available. The bottom date (in red parentheses)  is the date for which CIS will accept applications for adjustment of status in this month. However, CIS is accepting applications in categories that have a “C”.

 

 

 

 

Family WORLD*
CHINA-PRC INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 01NOV14   (01MAR16) 01NOV14  (01MAR16) 01NOV14  (01MAR16) 01MAY98   (15MAY00) 22FEB12   (15MAY14)
2A          C   (01MAY21)          C   (01MAY21)           C    (01MAY21)            C   (01MAY21)            C   (01MAY21)
2B 22AUG15   (15AUG16) 22AUG15 (15AUG16) 22AUG15 (15AUG16) 08SEP99  (08AUG00) 15OCT11   (01AUG13)
3rd 01SEP08   (01AUG09) 01SEP08   (01AUG09) 01SEP08  (01AUG09) 15NOV96   (08SEP00) 08JUN02   (08JUL03)
4th 08DEC06   (01OCT07) 08DEC06 (01OCT07) 08MAY05   (01DEC05) 01SEP98   (08MAY99) 08JUN02   (08AUG03)

*All countries not specified.

 
 

July 2021 ~ Priority Dates

IMPORTANT:  There are two dates in each category.  The date on top in black type is the priority date for which an immigrant visa number is available. The bottom date (in red parentheses)  is the date for which CIS will accept applications for adjustment of status in this month. However, CIS is accepting adjustment applications in categories that have a “C”.

 

 

 

 

WORLD* CHINA-PRC INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 15NOV14   (15MAY16) 15NOV14  (15MAY16) 15NOV14  (15MAY16) 01OCT98   (01AUG00) 22FEB12   (22APR15)
2A          C   (01JUN21)          C   (01JUN21)           C    (01JUN21)            C   (01JUN21)            C   (01JUN21)
2B 15SEP15   (22SEP16) 15SEP15 (22SEP16) 15SEP15 (22SEP16) 01FEB00   (08AUG00) 15OCT11   (01OCT13)
3rd 01NOV08   (22AUG09) 01NOV08   (22AUG09) 01NOV08  (22AUG09) 08MAR97   (08SEP00) 08JUN02   (01OCT03)
4th 08FEB07   (01OCT07) 08FEB07   (01OCT07) 15AUG05   (01DEC05) 15DEC98   (08MAY99) 22JUN02   (01FEB04)

*All countries not specified.

** “C” means current for all priority dates for that country in that category.

First: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents: 114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, and any unused first preference numbers:

A. Spouses and Children not married and under age 21: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;

B. Unmarried Sons and Daughters age 21 and over: 23% of the overall second preference limitation.

Third: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

Fourth: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens: 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.

Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin.html

 
 

Know Your Rights

  • You have the right to maintain silent.

  • You have the right to speak to an attorney.

  • You do not have to open the door of your home to admit any government official unless that official presents a search warrant signed by a judge.