Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced the initiation of a new program of deferred action for those immigrants who came to the United States as children. To be eligible for DACA, it is necessary that you arrived in the United States prior to turning 16 years of age, have lived continuously in the United States since June 15, 2007 and were not older than 31 years of age on June 15, 2012. You must also be currently enrolled in school, have already graduated from high school or obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged by the United States military. You also must not have been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and you must not pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Why Hire A DACA Lawyer?
The benefits of the DACA make it very attractive for undocumented immigrants who qualify for the program. When an application is approved, removal proceedings are deferred for two years. An approved application also grants an employment authorization from USCIS for applicants who demonstrate an economic necessity for employment. Once an application is approved, you can request renewal of the two-year deferral period.
Contact Muchnicki & Bittner, LLP, For Help Filing For DACA
If you qualify for DACA and need legal advice on dealing USCIS, we can help. Contact the Ohio immigration lawyers at Muchnicki & Bittner, LLP, by calling 614-761-9775 or filling out our online contact form.