Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals may be granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Persons granted deferred action may be eligible for employment authorization.
Under existing regulations, an individual whose case has been deferred is eligible to receive employment authorization for the period of deferred action, provided he or she can demonstrate “an economic necessity for employment.” DHS can terminate or renew deferred action at any time at the agency’s discretion.
This immigration process for Deferred Action is complex and carries a significant evidenciary burden. Contact our office today and we will put our staff to work for you!
Who is Eligible?
You must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; and
You must have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; and
You must have have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; and
You must have been 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; and
You must have entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012; and
At least one of the following must be true (a) You are either currently in school OR (b) You have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, OR (c) you have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, OR (d) you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
You must not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and must not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
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