Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Guidance from Our Houston Immigration Attorneys
On June 15, 2012, the Obama administration announced that certain people
who came to the United States as children and meet the requirements set
forth below may request consideration of deferred action for a period
of two years, subject to renewal. Those individuals will also be allowed
to apply for a work permit during that period of time.
Guidelines for DACA
- You may request consideration of deferred action if you
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- Came to the U.S. prior to 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 United States on June 15, 2012, and at the
time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration
status expired as of June 15, 2012
- Are attending, have graduated, or completed high school, have earned a
certificate for general education development (GED), or are a veteran
of the U.S. Coast Guard or Armed forces who has been honorably discharged
- Have no criminal record that includes felonies, serious or multiple misdemeanors,
and are otherwise not a threat to the safety of the public or security
of the nation
How Do I Benefit from Deferred Action?
If you are granted deferred action, you will be able to legally work within
the country. You can also apply for advance parole which allows you to
travel outside of the country’s walls as long as the reasons relate
to the person’s work or for humanitarian purposes.
Get Help with Your immigration Matters in Houston
If you would like to determine whether you could request deferred action
in your case and possibly apply for work authorization, please contact
our immigration lawyers. We are an
immigration firm in Houston, Texas who is able to assist you with your deferred action
Speak with our knowledgeable Houston immigration lawyers today about your options under DACA.