Hamilton Law is proud to offer legal services for persons requesting Deferred Action under the government’s new program. Please review the guidelines below and the types of evidence that may be submitted to see if you qualify.
You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals 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;
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of 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, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
|Examples of Documents to Submit to Demonstrate you Meet the Guidelines|
|Proof of identity||
|Proof you came to U.S. before your 16th birthday||
|Proof of immigration status||
|Proof of Presence in U.S. on June 15, 2012||
|Proof you continuously resided in U.S. since June 15, 2007|
|Proof of your student status at the time of requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals||
|Proof you are an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or the U.S. Coast Guard||
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Renewal Process
On June 5, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson announced the process for DACA recipients to renew enrollment in the program. Approvals will begin to expire in September 2014, and to avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization it is recommended that recipients submit their renewal request approximately 120 days (four months) before their current period of deferred action expires.
Individuals may request DACA renewal if they continue to meet the initial criteria and these additional guidelines:
- Did not depart the United States on or after August 15, 2012, without advance parole;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since they submitted their 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.
To learn more, or to start the process of renewing your DACA, call us at 702-818-1818.