Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows certain undocumented persons who came to the United States as children to obtain legal immigration status. This status is not a visa or a green card but it allows DACA recipients to live and work lawfully in the United States for 2 years, subject to renewal.
To be eligible for DACA, you must meet the following criteria:
- You came to the United States before you were 16 years old;
- You were under 31 years old as of June 15, 2012;
- You have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of submitting your DACA application to USCIS;
- You had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- You 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
- You have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
How Old Must You Be to Apply?
To apply for DACA, you must be at least 15 years old, unless you are in deportation proceedings, have a final removal or voluntary deportation order.
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We will answer all your questions regarding the DACA process, advise you of any challenges that we foresee with your application, gather all your documents and help you understand what are the right expectations to have during this process.
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