Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows individuals who came to the United States as children and meet certain requirements to request consideration for DACA and a work permit, valid for a period of two years, subject to renewal.

To be considered for DACA, a person must prove, through verifiable documentation, that all of the requirements are satisfied. Consideration for DACA is made on a case-by-case basis. You may be eligible for DACA if you:

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

• Came to the United States before 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 you request DACA;

• Entered the United States without being inspected by Immigration before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status was expired 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 certain crimes, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

If you are considering applying for DACA, it is important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss the possible risks to you and your family. DACA requires you to divulge your personal, immigration and criminal history to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, which could result in deportation or removal. Teresa Parsons Jabe has helped many individuals obtain deferred action and work permits.

Contact Jabe Law Office LLC today to find out how the firm can assist you with obtaining deferred action.