Cincinnati DACA Attorneys
Protecting Residency via Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Established by President Obama in 2012, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy that provides protection from deportation for certain individuals who entered the United States as children and lack legal status. The program does not grant them official legal status or a pathway to citizenship, but it does allow these individuals to apply for a driver’s license, a Social Security number, and a work permit.
If you are looking to apply for the DACA program, contact our office online today to speak to an experience immigration attorney.
What Is DACA?
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain individuals who lack legal status and came to the United States as children may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Deferred action defers removal action against an individual for a period of time; however, it does not provide lawful status.
Who Is Eligible for the DACA Program?
You can request DACA benefits if you meet the following guidelines:
- As of June 15, 2012, you were under the age of 31
- You entered the United States before the age of 16
- You were physically in the United States on June 15, 2012
- You were physically in the United States at the time you filed your DACA application
- You have lived continuously in the United States from June 15, 2007 up to the present
- You entered the United States unlawfully or your lawful status expired as of June 15, 2012
- You are currently attending or have graduated from high school, or have obtained a GED, or have served in the military and have been honorably discharged
- You do not have a history criminal record of felonies or multiple misdemeanors
- You are not a threat to national security
Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to take appropriate action to preserve and fortify DACA, consistent with applicable law.
Consult with an Immigration Attorney at Our Firm
As DACA has strict requirements and eligibility varies, it would be beneficial to consult with an experienced immigration attorney before applying for the program. At The Fleischer Law Firm LLC, we are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and preserving their access to opportunities in the United States. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to secure a consultation to discuss your options under DACA.
To determine your eligibility and options under DACA policy, contact our office online or call us via 513-880-9969 to speak with an experience immigration attorney.
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