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.