Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
SHOULD I APPLY?
On December 4, 2020 a Federal judge reinstated DACA, ordering The Department of Homeland Security to quickly accept new applicants. Therefore, USCIS should be accepting new applications for DACA as well as DACA renewals. If you believe that you meet the below eligibility requirements for DACA take advantage of this opportunity and apply today!
You may request DACA if you:
- 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;
- Had no lawful status on 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, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Not sure if you are eligible to apply for a certain immigration benefit? Here you can find general information on who can apply, how to apply and what you can expect to happen in the application process. If you still have questions of whether you would be a good applicant and would like to schedule a low cost consultation or have an attorney review your self-prepared application before you file it, click on the link below and schedule your consultation today.