What is it?
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. President Obama put this program into action in 2012. This is a program to provide legal status for certain undocumented people who came here as children and meet other criteria. An individual who qualifies for DACA can have deferred action for two years, and it is possible to renew this benefit.
What is deferred action?
This is a discretionary, limited immigration benefit granted by the government. Individuals with this status can apply for work authorization and are legally present here.
Why apply for DACA?
With work authorization, a person can lawfully work, apply for a driver’s license and social security number.
April 2015 – DACA and Work Authorization Renewal
July 2014: Client with Employment Authorization about to expire, got approval within 2 Months.
July 2013 – Firm has approval on a DACA case with public intoxication as a minor
October 2013 – DACA approval in under 3 months
Who can apply?
Individuals who meet the following criteria:
Are under 31 as of June 15, 2012
Have continuously resided in the US from June 15, 2007 to the present
Entered the US without inspection (unlawfully) or whose visa expired before June 15, 2012
Meet the education requirement
Do not have a criminal record that will bar them
Do not pose a threat to public safety
What’s needed to apply?
Among other things:
Birth certificates with translation,
Proof you entered before you were 16 (school records, medical records, military records, employment records, etc),
Education documents (diploma, proof of enrollment, etc).
How we can help?
We can help determine whether or not you qualify and what exactly you need to apply.
Call at (713) 589-2085 or write Ruby@RubyPowersLaw.com to schedule a consultation.