USCIS is now accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This allows certain individuals that came to the United States as children and meet certain criteria, to live and work lawfully in the United States.
To qualify for DACA, you must meet the following requirements:
- Under the age of 31, as of June 15, 2012
- Arrived in the United States prior to turning 16 years old
- Continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007
- Physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and at the time of applying for DACA
- Entered without inspection prior to June 15, 2012, or status expired prior to June 15, 2012
- Currently in school, graduated, obtained a GED, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Armed Forces or Coast Guard of the U.S.
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, 3 or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to public safety or national security
If you would like assistance in applying for DACA or have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact one of our Affordable Immigration offices. We specialize in immigration law and can answer any questions you might have and assist you throughout the application process. The government fee for filing the DACA is US$465. Our fee is US$420. If you would like assistance in applying for Deferred Action or have questions on your eligibility, please contact our office.