Are you an illegal immigrant? Did you come to the United States as a child? Have you lived here since 2007? Then you may be eligible for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. (DACA).”
DACA is an immigration policy that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two year work permit and exemption from deportation. DACA does confer nonimmigrant legal status but does not provide a path to citizenship.
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.
Call the attorneys at St. Laurent & Associates to see if you’re eligible for DACA.
We will guide you through the process that will enable you to answer all your questions.