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Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – Dreamers in the United States

At The Presti Law Firm, PLLC we understand the complexities of immigration law and have helped countless individuals successfully navigate the system.

Whether you’re seeking to renew your DACA status or are facing other immigration issues, we can provide you with the personalized legal guidance you need.

About Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA is a policy that enables certain eligible individuals to get a grant of deferred action. Individuals who are granted DACA are able to renew their grants and are eligible for work authorization. DACA has been an invaluable resource for thousands of undocumented individuals since 2012. The program allows young immigrants brought to the US as children, or who came with families who overstayed their visas, to work legally, and obtain a series of benefits including In-State Tuition, Drivers Licenses, Social Security numbers, etc.

At this time, the government is only accepting renewals for DACA recipients. If you are a DACA recipient, The Presti Law Firm is here to provide the legal assistance you need to keep your status valid and protect your rights.

Eligibility for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Eligibility for DACA according to the USCIS:

You were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.
Entered the United States before reaching your 16th birthday.
Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to now.
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; and
Have not been convicted of certain criminal offenses.

The USCIS is no longer processing or approving first-time applications.

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When Do You Need To Apply For DACA Renewal?

If you are a DACA recipient, you can apply for a renewal every two years. It is recommended to file for renewal five months before your EAD expires to ensure your renewal application is processed before your current EAD expires:

You must meet the first DACA guidelines in 2012
You must demonstrate that you did not leave the United States on or after August 15, 2012, without advance parole. *
You must have lived in the United States continuously since your most recent DACA application was granted.
You must have never been convicted of a crime, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not represent a threat to national security or public safety in any other way.

*If you need to travel for school, work, or humanitarian reasons, DACA recipients can apply for international travel permission known as “Advance Parole.” You should consult an immigration attorney to consider potential concerns.

What Documents Does the Applicant Need to Provide?

Proof of age and identity
Evidence of continuous presence in the United States since June 15, 2007
No lawful status
Proof of education status.
Evidence that you entered the United States before your 16th birthday
Evidence of physical presence in the United States on June 15, 2012 (the day the program was announced).
Criminal records

Helping Individuals Obtain DACA

When it comes to immigration, there’s a lot at stake. That’s why it’s important to ensure you have the best possible application and understanding of the process through diligent legal assistance.

At The Presti Law Firm, PLLC we understand the complexities of immigration law and have helped countless individuals successfully apply for DACA benefits. We know what it takes to create a high-quality application that will set you up for success. We’ll work with you every step of the way, and we’ll be there to answer any questions you may have along the way.

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Contact us today. We will set up a consultation to review your situation. After that, we'll help you get started on renewing your DACA status.

We'll Evaluate Your Options.

We will help you put together the best possible plan for your case. We will provide expert advice and guidance so you don't go through this process alone.

We'll Help You Renew Your DACA Status.

We will help you file the necessary paperwork and represent you throughout the renewal process if you qualify. We know how important it is for you to keep your status, and we will do everything we can to help you.