As of December 7, 2020, the District Court announced that immigration has to start receiving and approving first-time requests for DACA cases and renewal requests regardless of the expiration date for those who already have DACA. In addition, the government is extending to 2 years any DACA and employment authorization documents that were initially issued for 1 year.
What is the DACA initiative all about?
The acronym “DACA” actually stands for DACA means Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a policy created by then-President Obama on June 15, 2012, that allows certain undocumented young people who entered the United States as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S.
In plain terms, DACA is the program that protects young immigrants from been deported out of the United States.
How Do I Apply For DACA?
Just like every other program with rules, DACA’s criteria for application are as follows:
- You are under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012;
- Came to the U.S. while under the age of 16;
- You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2006, and at the time of making the request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- You are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or armed forces;
- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor, or more than three misdemeanors of any kind.
What is More?
Just in case you need a legal consultant to help you through your DACA process, reach out to us today. We can help make the whole process hassle-free for you.
Give our office a call via this number 904-999-4928 so we can set you up.
Please note that we are going to need documents like your school records, any kind of tickets(traffic tickets), any payroll stops, birth certificates, medical records. If you got shots, doctor’s visits, or anything that shows that you were in the United States before June of 2007. If you’ve got any kind of ticket that you may have been arrested for anything we’re going to need to know that.
Again, give us a call via 904-999-4928, we are excited because if you missed out on applying for DACA the first time now you have a chance to apply and we can make that possible for you.