Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a type of immigration relief available to young people who came to the United States as children and who meet certain requirements.
To be eligible to apply for DACA, you must meet the following criteria:
You were under 16 years old when you came to the U.S.
- You were under 31 years old as of June 15, 2012
- You have continuously resided in the U.S. from June 15, 2007, to the present
- You entered the U.S. without inspection before June 15, 2012, or, if you had legal immigration status, it had expired as of June 15, 2012
- You were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 (you must also be physically present in the U.S. when you apply for DACA)
- You are currently in school, have graduated from high school, obtained your GED, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces or Coast Guard
- You have not been convicted of a felony, a serious misdemeanor, or more than three misdemeanors
- You do not pose a threat to national security or public safety
The professionals at Mallett & Associates can help guide you through this complicated process and answer any questions you have along the way. With over 13 years of experience helping hundreds of individuals and families with their immigration legal issues, you can rely on us to help. We fight to keep families together!
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