DACA – Deferred Action
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA
DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a policy of the Department of Homeland Security that allows certain immigrants who came to the United States before age 16, to continue to live and work in the United States for two years. To avoid a lapse, DACA should be renew four to five months ahead of their expiration date. If you entered the Unites States as a child you may qualify for DACA. The four main benefits you will get when you apply for DACA in North Carolina are:
- You will be exempt from deportation.
- You will be able to apply for a social security card.
- You will receive a work permit.
- You will become eligible to get a driver’s license and automobile insurance.
There is not a deadline by which you must initially apply for DACA. It is important to talk to an immigration attorney to make sure you have a successful case.
I Need Assistance applying for DACA
Since 2012 when the DACA program was enacted, Velasquez & Associates has prepared and filed hundred of successful DACA applications. We have also helped many qualifying immigrants who thought they were not eligible, but after speaking with one of our immigration attorneys, we found out they could apply for DACA. If you think you may qualify, if you are not sure whether or not someone in your family could benefit from DACA, or if you have any questions about DACA, call us for a brief consultation at 919-838-2883.
Our immigration attorneys can assist you with your DACA application and all the questions you may have. Velasquez & Associates is a North Carolina immigration law firm with offices in Raleigh, Durham, and Charlotte. Please contact us for more information.
To qualify for DACA you must meet these requirements
- Have come to the United States before you were 16.
- Have continuously lived in the United States since June 15 2007.
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making the request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS.
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or 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.
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more misdemeanors, and are not a threat to national security or public safety.
- Have completed a background check.
Questions and concerns
For a confidential consultation to discuss your particular situation with one of our attorneys, please contact Velasquez & Associates at any of our offices.
- Durham: 919-765-5645
- Raleigh: 919-838-2883,
- Charlotte: 704-900-2430