To qualify for consideration of DACA:
1) You must have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
2) You must have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
3) You were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
4) You entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
5) You are currently in school, have graduated or obtained your certificate of completion from high school, have obtained your general education development certification, or you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
6) You have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors; and
7) You were present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS.
If you meet all of the above, then you qualify for filing a renewal for deferred action from USCIS. If approved, you may also be able to obtain employment authorization in the United States. Deferred action will be granted for a period of two years and is subject to renewal. If deferred action is denied, there is not right to appeal or review of USCIS’ decision to deny. As such, it is very important that you do it right the first time and that you seek advise and assistance from qualified individuals and organizations.
Please contact our office for assistance and/or more information on how to apply.