On December 7, 2020, USCIS started accepting first-time applications and renewals under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
1. Applicant was under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012;
2. Applicant came to the US before the age of 16;
3. Applicant has continuously resided in the US since June 15, 2007;
4. Applicant was present in the US on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making their request for consideration under DACA;
5. Applicant had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
6. Applicant is in school, graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, obtained a GED certificate, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S Coast Guard;
7. Applicant has not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors; and
8. Applicant does not pose a threat to national security or public safety.
If granted DACA, the applicant will be deferred from removal and receive employment authorization for a 2 year period. The applicant will also receive advance parole documents, allowing the applicant to re-enter the US after travel abroad.
If you believe you meet the above requirements, you should talk to an immigration attorney to determine if DACA is appropriate for you.
If you have questions about your immigration case, it’s important to speak with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss your specific case and circumstances. Attorney Evelyn J. Pabon Figueroa is an Associate in the Orlando office of CPLS, P.A. She is a member of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group. Contact Attorney Evelyn today at 407-647-7887 or email@example.com to discuss any immigration issues you may be experiencing.