In the face of ongoing political debates and legal challenges surrounding DACA, our commitment is to stay informed about the latest developments and to provide our clients with accurate, up-to-date advice.

We will help you understand and exercise your rights under DACA,

We will help you understand and exercise your rights under DACA, and most importantly we’ll act on your behalf to ensure that you can secure every right that is legally available to you

“DACA” stands for Deferred Action for certain Childhood Arrivals to the United States. On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people, commonly referred to as “Dreamers,” who came to the United States as children and met several guidelines, could apply for deferred action for a period of two years-subject to renewal. If approved, they would be eligible for:

  • Employment Authorization Cards
  • Social Security Cards
  • Drivers Licenses
  • Identification Cards (State IDs)

Since the program was implemented in 2012, more than 825,000 people have been able to apply for DACA and obtain work authorization. With DACA status, many people who had previously lived in fear of deportation even though brought to this country through no fault of their own, now felt comfortable coming out of the shadows and establishing credit, buying homes, applying for better paying jobs, and pursuing advanced degrees in higher education.

DACA Requirements:

  • You must be 15 or older to qualify.
  • You must have come to the United States before you turned 16 years old.
  • You must have been under the age of 31 on June 15th, 2012.
  • You must have had no lawful immigration status on June 15th, 2012.
  • You must be in the United States when you submit your DACA application.
  • You must have been in the United States on June 15th, 2012.
  • You must have been in the United States from June 15th, 2007 to present.
  • You must currently be in school, graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, obtained a GED (General Education Development) certificate or be an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces.
  • You must have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more misdemeanors and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.‍

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