Immigration law blog

Update: USCIS Anticipates Accepting DAPA Applications in mid-to-late May

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced recently that it anticipates beginning to accept applications for DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) in mid-to-late May of this year. (Click here for more information on this program.)  

If you have resided in the United States since before January 1, 2010 and have a child who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you may want to consult with an immigration attorney regarding your eligibility for deferred action.

More information on the program can be found at: and

Contact our law office at (206) 838-7628 to set up a low-cost immigration consultation to see if you qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).


L.I.H. Law is a trusted immigration law firm with our office conveniently located in Seattle, near the Seattle Space Needle (2nd Ave and Denny Way).

Our well-respected lawyers exclusively practice immigration law, covering diverse topics: asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), detention cases, fiancé visas (K-1 visas), green cards, immigration status for victims of domestic violence or other crimes, naturalization applications, and much more.

The immigration lawyers and professional staff at L.I.H. Law are dedicated to providing the right solutions to meet our clients’ immigration needs.  Our entire staff is fluent in Spanish and has served clientele from around the world.

Supporting our local immigration community is important to us. Our immigration lawyers and staff are active in volunteering for various community events and organizations, and conducting pro-bono work.

Kristin Kyrka

Kristin Kyrka joined L.I.H. Law as an associate attorney in 2014. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University (Connecticut) in 2004 and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2011. During law school, Kristin worked with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the Washington Defender Association Immigration Project, and she served as a migrant farm worker advocate in Eastern Washington with Columbia Legal Services. Prior to joining L.I.H. Law, Kristin represented immigrant detainees facing removal at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. Kristin serves as a pro bono attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project’s Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, and as a volunteer for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Citizenship Day events. She is also active in the Washington Chapter of AILA, serving on the Asylum, EOIR, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement committees. Kristin speaks fluent Spanish.

L.I.H. Law, P.S., Immigration Lawyer, Seattle, WA