Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA
Overview: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) came into effect on June 15, 2012, which grants administrative relief from deportation for Foreign Nationals who were brought to the United States as minors. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced changes to the DACA requirements, which further expanded the group of Foreign Nationals who may be eligible for deferred action from the government. Under the revised DACA requirements, the Foreign National will receive a work permit valid for three years, which can be renewed.
Generally, to qualify for DACA, the Foreign National must:
If you believe that you are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) but are not currently enrolled in school, Potra Law Firm can help you determine the best school for you that will also satisfy the requirements of USCIS for DACA. Contact our office today to make an appointment to discuss your eligibility.
Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a new category of deferred action for parents of U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Residents. As with DACA, the Foreign National will obtain a work permit valid for a period of three years that can be renewed.
Generally, to qualify for DAPA, the Foreign National must:
If you have a criminal history, it is important that you discuss your case with an experienced immigration attorney to determine if you will be eligible for DAPA. At Potra Law Firm, we will review your entire case, including your criminal record, to determine your eligibility. Contact our office to meet with an attorney to discuss your eligibility for DAPA.