DACA Program in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Texas
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a work permit granted to people who arrived in the United States as children and meet certain requirements of USCIS (set by US Citizenship and Immigration Service). Hermandad Mexicana Nacional assists the immigrant communities of San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Texas in cases involving deferred action and other programs. Many of our clients have questions, and we are happy to give you the right answers.
Applicants for this program must be able to demonstrate that they meet all of the eligibility requirements. The request for the deferred action program will last for a period of two years. After that time, you might qualify for DACA.
DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
DACA grants temporary protection against removal or deportation. It is subjected to a renewal process every two years in order for the person’s status to remain legal. Once you have the DACA permit, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional works to help you keep it.
To qualify for DACA and its renewal, there are specific criteria that must be met:
- The applicant must be younger than 31 years as of the date June 15, 2012.
- The applicant must have arrived in the United States before the age of 16.
- The applicant must maintain continuous residency in the United States from June 15, 2007 with at least 6 tests per year.
- Present proof of the applicant’s physical presence within the United States on June 15, 2007. This proof must also include the period of time that the request for deferred action is made.
- The applicant should not already have legal status as of June 15, 2012.
Additional qualifications include attending school at the time of the application. Alternatively, the applicant could already have obtained a general education certificate, or GED. Honorable service in the US Armed Forces or US Coast Guard will also qualify the applicant. Applicants with a clean criminal record get processed faster.
Hermandad Mexicana Nacional will help you apply for DACA. Even if you think something about your background will affect your application, we will still assist you in applying. Speak with one of our immigration consultants today.