Deferred Action for Students
DHS has announced that it will grant deferred action to those who entered the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria. Deferred action means protection from entering into removal proceedings and being removed from the country, as well as provides for eligibility for work authorization. The grant of deferred actions will be good for two years, and is renewable.
Individuals who meet the following criteria will be eligible for deferred action:
- Came to the United States under the age of sixteen;
- Have continuously resided in the United States for a least five years preceding the date of this memorandum and are present in the United States on the date of this memorandum;
- Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
- Are not above the age of thirty.
Call us today for more information, and we would be happy to being working on your case! It is very important that you consult with an attorney with experience in immigration law before submitting an application for DACA. Knowing the potential risks of having an application denied, as well as ensuring that the documentation you are submitting is sufficient, are important to ensuring success in obtaining legal immigration status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.