Question: Can I travel outside of the United States and return after obtaining Deferred Action?

Answer: Current policy for Deferred Action does not allow for traveling outside of the United States (Advance Parole). Traveling outside of the United States may result in triggering the 10-year bar because most clients who are approved for DACA have had unlawful presence issues (being in the U.S. unlawfully for more than one year).  DACA approval does not eliminate unlawful presence, so when someone who has an approved DACA application travels out of the United States, a penalty of 10 years will be imposed on that person.  

USCIS is currently working on a travel policy for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival applicant, but until we hear more about it, a DACA approved client is advised not to leave the United States under any circumstances.

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