Katy, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: DACA, plan on visiting Brownsville, TX. Should I be concerned about the border patrol stop on my way back to houston

I have DACA.

I live in Houston, TX and plan on visiting Brownsville, TX.

My understanding is there's a Border Patrol stop leaving Brownsville? Should I be concerned even though I'm only going to Brownsville, TX?

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You are allowed to travel within the U.S. if you have been approved for DACA.

At the checkpoint at Sarita, Texas, you will need to present the DACA EAD and the un-expired DACA approval.

Do NOT cross the international bridge between Brownsville and Matamoros unless you have an un-expired DACA parole document.

Roland Godfrey Ottley agrees with this answer

Roland Godfrey Ottley
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY

A: You should be able to travel throughout the United States with your DACA status. I do not know why you would need to go through an immigration checkpoint, when you are traveling domestically. In any event, have proof of your DACA status and you should be allowed to travel as planned.

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