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DACA - Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

DACA Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

UPDATE: AS OF DECEMBER 7, 2020

In compliance with an order of a United States District Court, effective December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is:

  • USCIS IS NOW ACCEPTING FIRST-TIME REQUESTS!
  • Based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court's December 4, 2020, order;

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  • Accepting DACA renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court's December 4, 2020, order;
  • Accepting applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court's December 4, 2020, order;
  • Extending one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and
  • Extending one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.

USCIS will take appropriate steps to provide evidence of the one-year extensions of deferred action and employment authorization documents under DACA to individuals who were issued documentation on or after July 28, 2020, with a one-year validity period under the defunct policy.

DHS will comply with the order while it remains in effect, but DHS may seek relief from the order.

DACA Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

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Usher Law Firm can help you file for Deferred Action (DACA). Attorney John Usher has an excellent record of success with all DACA clients and the legal fees are fair.

DACA Guidelines

 You may request DACA if you:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;

  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;

  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;

  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;

  • Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;

  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and

  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

DACA Age Guidelines

Anyone requesting DACA must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.

You must demonstrate that on June 15, 2012 you:

  • Were under the age of 31 years

  • Were physically present in the United States

  • Had no lawful status

AND

As of the date you file your request you:

  • Have resided continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007;

  • Had come to the United States before your 16th birthday

  • Were physically present in the United States; and

  • Are in school, have graduated from high school in the United States, or have a GED; or

  • Are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States

You must also be at least 15 years or older to request DACA, unless you are currently in removal proceedings or have a final removal or voluntary departure order, as summarized below:

Your Situation #1: 

I have never been in removal proceedings, or my proceedings have been terminated before making my request.

AND

Your Age: At least 15 years old at the time of submitting your request and under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.

OR

Your Situation #2:

I am in removal proceedings, have a final removal order, or have a voluntary departure order, and I am not in immigration detention.

AND

Your Age: Under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012, but you may be younger than 15 years old at the time you submit your request.

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