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Legal Protection for Dreamers

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a form of discretionary relief that, through USCIS, delays actions to deport or remove minor immigrants who arrived in the country without papers with their parents.

What is DACA? Why apply?

DACA offers a two-year period of protection against deportation, and it has the power to be renewed. Although it does not mean legal status for the Dreamer, it does contain the following immigration benefits:

  • You get protection from deportation.
  • Eligibility for a work permit.
  • Permission for a Social Security Number, through which you obtain many benefits, including the possibility of a driver’s license.

Akpassa Law is a specialist DACA lawyer in Texas. We are here for the Dreamers! 

DACA eligibility requirements

You may be eligible for DACA if:

  • You were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012 (you were born after June 15, 1981).
  • Came to the United States before your 16th birthday.
  • You have been living continuously in the United States since June 15, 2007, until the present.
  • You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time to apply for DACA with the Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • You did not have legal status on June 15, 2012.
  • If you are currently in school (including vocational or adult school), have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion of high school, have obtained a certificate of development of general education (GED), or if you are a veteran honorably discharged by the Coast Guard or by the United States Armed Forces.
  • You have not been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor of a significant nature, or more than three misdemeanors, and do not represent a threat to national security or public security.

In addition, you must be at least 15 years old at the time of submitting your DACA application, unless you are in deportation proceedings and can apply earlier. It is important that you go to a specialist lawyer to assist you and answer all your questions.

How to apply for DACA?

Unfortunately, since a Texas court issued a rule to end DACA in 2021, new applications are neither being rejected nor accepted by USCIS. That is, you will not receive any kind of response. The only thing that remains standing is the possibility of renewing the application already made.

When to fill out a DACA renewal application?

If your two years have passed and you need to fill out a DACA renewal application, you must do so 120 days (4 months) before it expires. The DACA expiration date is on the front of your Employment Authorization Card.

The cares and dangers of DACA

Applying for and/or renewing DACA is not an easy process. Like everything related to immigration in the United States, it is full of fine print that must be paid extreme attention to. For this reason, you should always fill out all your applications and consult all your doubts with a legal service specialized in DACA.

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