Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Attorney
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Many individuals, through no fault of their own, are illegally brought into the United States as children. Often, these individuals end up being at risk of deportation later in their lives because of their illegal entrance into the country or because of a loss of legal status. Fortunately, people who find themselves in this kind of situation can apply to have the deportation process delayed through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). When this action is granted, the deportation is delayed for an initial period of two years. During the deferment, the individual can explore solutions for securing a more permanent stay in the country.
If you want to find out if you or a loved one qualifies for deportation relief under DACA, we strongly advise you to consult with our Manhattan immigration lawyer. At Segal & Lax, we help clients navigate various immigration issues with ease and confidence. We would be proud to help you explore your options and guide you through the DACA application process next, if you are eligible. We can help you ensure that you meet all the criteria and that you properly carry out all the appropriate steps for applying.
Am I Eligible for DACA?
In order to obtain deferred action as a childhood arrival, you must meet the following requirements, as outlined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
- Entered the U.S. before turning 16 years of old
- Was younger than 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012
- Was physically in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and at the time of making the DACA request
- Has continuously lived in the U.S. from June 15, 2012 until now
- Entered the U.S. without inspection prior to June 15, 2012, or had lawful immigration status that expired as of that date
- Currently in school, has a high school diploma or GED, or has been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces or Coast Guard
- Does not have any previous convictions for a felony, a significant misdemeanor or three or more other misdemeanors; is not deemed a public or national safety threat in any other way
We Walk with You Every Step of the Way
Meeting the aforementioned requirements is just the first step of the process. You will then be required to collect the proper documents, fill out the appropriate forms, go through the biometrics process, and more. Our legal team can help take steps to ensure that the application process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. Contact us at 800-SMART-LAW today to obtain the step-by-step guidance you need in order to succeed! At Segal & Lax, your initial consultation is free. We proudly represent clients throughout Manhattan and throughout the five boroughs.