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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Applying For DACA
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA provides legal temporary status to individuals who arrived in the United States without proper documentation or who overstayed their visas as a result of their parents’ actions. DACA may also be used as a defense in deportation proceedings.

Once you are granted deferred action, you are considered legally present in the United States and can apply for employment authorization to be permitted to lawfully work in the US. You can also apply for advance parole allowing you to travel outside the United States for reasons related to work or humanitarian reasons. However, DACA grant does not lead to a green card.

United States Immigration Law Attorney For DACA Applications
Our immigration law office, Victoria Law Firm, has experience in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the United States and will gladly prepare your application. We serve immigration clients across the US and in our home state of South Carolina. Our immigration attorney will help you determine if you qualify to apply for a DACA application and will present your case if you do.

Our immigration law attorney has successfully filed many DACA applications that appeared hopeless. Often, DACA applicants struggle to show when they entered the United States because their primary concern was to avoid detection by ICE. For this reason, they do not have paper evidence to show that they were present in the United States prior to their 16th birthday. Call our immigration lawyer to determine how you can qualify for DACA.

Free DACA Consultation
Wherever you are in the United States, contact our office to schedule a free consultation regarding your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals application and immigration case. We have helped individuals in solving their immigration situation such as getting legal temporary status to live and work as an immigrant in the United States. If you or your family member need help with your application and/or defense in deportation proceedings, contact our office to schedule a consultation regarding your case.

What You Should Know About Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
DACA may be granted to individuals who are in removal or deportation proceedings or for individuals who have never been in removal proceedings. You should apply only after consulting with an immigration lawyer. If you are here unlawfully and USCIS or ICE finds that you do not meet the criteria for deferred action, you may be placed in removal (deportation) proceedings. DACA is entirely discretionary and may be revoked at any time.

To apply for DACA, you must meet the following criteria:
You must have been under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012.
You must have come to the United States when you were under 16 years old.
You must have continuously lived in the United States from June 15, 2007 to the present.
You must have entered the United States without inspection before June 15, 2012, or, if you overstayed a visa, the visa must have expired as of June 15, 2012.
You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012.
You must currently be present in the United States at the time of applying for deferred action.
You are currently in school, or have graduated from high school, or have obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the armed forces.
You have not been convicted of a felony offense or significant misdemeanor.