Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)­

DACA does not confer immigration status or a path to citizenship, but enables those persons who qualify to obtain employment authorization and avoid removal (deportation) for renewable two year periods.

People will initially qualify for DACA if:

  • they are at least 15 years old
  • they entered the United States under the age of 16
  • were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • were physically present in the United States between June 15, 2007 through June 15, 2012
  • were without lawful status and were physically present on June 15, 2012
  • either attend school or graduated from high school

People will not qualify for DACA if they committed a significant misdemeanor or a felony.

The future of DACA is currently uncertain due to the election of President Trump.  Consult with an attorney prior to filing for DACA or advance parole based on DACA.

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