DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Some young adults, who entered the United States before the age of 16 years old, can qualify to receive permission to remain in the United States and a work permit to work lawfully in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
To qualify for DACA, you must meet the following requirements:
We will advise you of your eligibility for DACA and prepare all of the forms for your application package. We will also advise you on the necessary documents and evidence the government needs in order to approve your request.
- You are under the age of 31, as of June 15, 2012
- You arrived in the United States prior to turning 16 years old
- You have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007
- You were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012
- You entered the U.S. without inspection prior to June 15, 2012, or your immigration status expired prior to June 15, 2012
- You are currently in high school, have graduated high school, or are working towards your GED
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to public safety or national security