DACA/DEFERRED ACTION

DACA/DEFERRED ACTION

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA is a U.S. immigration policy allowing deferred action from deportation and work authorization for certain individuals with unlawful presence in the United States after being brought to the country as children.

Applicants must not have serious criminal records, in addition to meeting other criteria, to qualify for DACA.

DACA was announced by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for the program on August 15, 2012.

WHO IS DACA FOR?

Were you born on or after June 15, 1981?
Did you arrive in the United States before the age 16?
Have you lived in the US since June 15, 2007?
If yes, you may be eligible for DACA.

Are you currently in school?
Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
Have you served in the US Military?
If yes, you may be eligible for DACA.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY FOR DACA?

  • Two Year Deferment Period.
  • Work Permit.
  • Apply for Student Loans.
  • Apply for Driver’s License.
  • Apply for Social Security Number.