Learn about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was born out of the advocacy to protect people who arrived in the US as children. DACA provides a 2-year deferment from deportation actions and provides eligibility for a work permit. The requirements for participating in DACA are:
- Under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Entered the United States by the 16th birthday;
- Continuous residence in the United States since June 15, 2007;
- Physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of the request for consideration under DACA;
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- Currently in school, graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from a high school, or have obtained a GED, or honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States, and;
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Unfortunately, we are living in a very uncertain environment with constantly changing rules. It is critical to have immigration attorneys on your side to provide the latest information.
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