Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
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USCIS started to accept new DACA applications. If you’re a DACA recipient and you are seeking a renewal or would like to apply for the first time, please contact our office today, to consult about your eligibility and your options.
Did you or someone you know come to the United States as a child? Many children were brought to the United States as children and it is the only place they call home. Due to 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 to request consideration of deferred action also known as DACA for a period of two years, subject to renewal. See requirements below.
What is DACA?
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.
Who does DACA apply to?
The DACA provisions apply equally to women and men.
You are eligible to file under 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 U.S. since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Were physically present in the U.S. 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 GED certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the US; 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.
Contact Our DACA Attorney In Orlando
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.
5 Star Reviews
Our highly experienced immigration team has received numerous 5-star reviews from our DACA clients. Below is one of them. Please follow the link to read more reviews!
Nayef Has represented my family for about 8 years now. He helped us with my wife’s DACA application, Military PIP, residency and guided us down the citizenship path. He also handled my personal injury claim in which he did phenomenal job. I consider Nayef more than just an attorney, I consider him family. Without him and Gloria guiding us at every point in this path to citizenship we would have probably gotten lost along the way. I can honestly say Nayef is on another level when it comes to representation and knowledge on the topic of immigration law. From the bottom of my heart I thank you, Gloria and all of your staff for all your help and guidance along the way. I wish you and your staff a bright and prosperous future. - The Martinez Family
Nayef has represented me in the past with outstanding immigration services and now with his own firm I received even better treatment and results. As a DACA recipient I was placed under an ICE hold in Jacksonville to where he personally drove from Orlando so I could sign over a power of attorney. Joel was of great help to my family with the case specifics in an extremely difficult scenario for all of us; which was resolved promptly and efficiently. I am extremely grateful personally both to him and his team for delivering the best possible outcome in such situation and especially for providing my relatives with peace of mind. I highly recommend this firm!
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