Did you or someone you know come to the United States as a child? Many children were brought to United States as children and this is the only place they call home. Unfortunately, due to the current law and to no fault of their own, these minors could not apply for any relief.
Fortunately, if you had not reached the age of 16 prior to entering the United States you may be eligible request consideration of deferred action also known as DACA for a period of two years, subject to renewal. See requirements below.
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. These qualifying individuals are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.
The DACA provisions, apply equally to women and men.
Our office has handled many DACA cases successfully. Additionally, we have been able to find legal permanent solutions for many DACA recipients. We will continue to monitor the DACA discussions in Congress, update our clients, and find solutions for these innocent and worthy individuals.