DACA

DACA Lawyer in Austin

For those who entered the U.S. under the age of 16 years on or before June 15, 2007, might be eligible to apply for a work permit through DACA.

Are You Eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)?

People can apply for DACA relief even if they were involved in deportation or removal proceedings if they qualify under the following conditions:

The prospective DACA applicant was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; came to the United States before their 16th birthday; has continuously resided in the United States from June 15, 2007 to the present; was present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of applying to be considered for deferred action with USCIS; entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or their legal immigration status expired on that date; is currently in school, has graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, has obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces from the US; does not pose a threat to national security or public safety and has not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors.

A significant misdemeanor for DACA purposes can be: theft; domestic violence; sexual abuse or exploitation; illicit possession of firearms; driving under the influence; drug distribution or trafficking. In addition, it also applies if the person requesting DACA spent more than 90 days in custody as a result of a sentence. Suspended sentences are not taken into account.

It is important to mention that for DACA consideration, it is USCIS that maintains the maximum discretion in each individual case.

If you need help applying for DACA relief, call our Austin DACA attorney at (512) 488-3970 or fill out our online contact form today.

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