Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?
It is temporary relief from deportation. DACA allows certain individuals who meet specific guidelines to request consideration of deferred action from USCIS. Individuals who receive deferred action will not be placed in removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time. If eligible for deferred action the individual may be eligible for an employment authorization.
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
- 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
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
If you meet any of the requirements contact us and we will be happy to help you take the next step.