Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion, which provides deferred action (temporary relief from deportation) and work authorization to certain young undocumented immigrants. You may be eligible for DACA if you were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012, came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday, have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time, were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS, had no lawful status on June 15, 2012, are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States, and have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
To Renew Your DACA
— You must continue to meet the guidelines above
— Did not depart the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole,
— Have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent DACA request that was approved; and
— Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Contact us if you need help applying for, or renewing your DACA.