Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
It makes no sense to expel talented young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses, and contribute to our country simply because of the actions of their parents. This is just the 'right thing to do'
*We are now filing renewals for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). If you have been granted DACA, and your work permit will expire in 6 months or less, please contact us.
What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?
This policy was put into place on June 15th, 2012, and states that immigrants who entered the United States as children are able to apply for a renewable, 2-year stay of removal, and are eligible for work authorization.
What is a childhood arrival for the purposes of this policy?
According to the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) website you may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:
Is There an Age Restriction?
In order to apply you must be:
Can Someone who has a Deportation Order Apply for Deferred Action?
Yes, so long as the applicant fulfills all of the other requirements for Deferred Action. If you are under 15 years of age, you are only able to apply in the case that you are in removal proceedings.
What if I have a Criminal Record?
Having a criminal record does not disqualify you from applying for deferred action. According to the USCIS website, you are eligible to apply if you have
not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
The USCIS website defines a felony, significant misdemeanor, and a non-significant misdemeanor as:
print out this form and take it to the courthouse where you had your trial.
How do I Get Started?
If you believe you qualify, you can begin the process by printing out and completing the following questionnaire (right-click on the files and choose 'save target as'):
questionnaire and list of required documents(eng.)
The questionnaire includes a list of all of the documents that we need to be able to complete your case. If you can bring these documents with you, it will allow us to prepare and to send your case more quickly.
How can I get the documents that I need?
here are some useful letters and documents that can be used to get some of the required documentation:
Contact us at 615-329-4588 or e-mail us at Obama@mrvisa.com. Se habla Espaņol.
Legal Disclaimer: The information contained on the above links or pages is of a general nature and may not apply to any particular set of facts or circumstances. It does not constitute legal advice or an engagement of Mario Ramos, PLLC, nor is there any warranty, guarantee, or representation, either express or implied, regarding the accuracy or reliability of the information provided or opinions.