Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a groundbreaking immigration policy announced by the Obama Administration on June 15, 2012 that allows certain undocumented immigrants who qualify to remain in the U.S. in two-year increments and obtain protection from deportation. The application process to apply for DACA is now open! Speak to our qualified lawyers before applying as this is not an easy process and requires the right documentation and disclosures.

Dream Law was one of the first law firms in the country to file an application for Deferred Action. We represent clients from all ages and backgrounds, including applicants with misdemeanors and other criminal incidents in their background. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

What are the qualifications for DACA?

In order to be eligible for DACA, an individual must prove that her or she:

  • Came to the United States before the age of 16;
  • Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  • Resided in the United States continuously since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  • Was physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and while applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals;
  • Entered the U.S. 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.

*Speak to our law firm about the specific facts of your case to determine if you are a good candidate.

Benefits Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals:
  1. Valid Work Permit
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Protection from Deportation
  5. Ability to obtain Auto Insurance & protect your vehicle from being impounded
  6. Pursue Higher Education
  7. Obtain Professional Licenses & Certifications
  8. Ability to travel (limited, please speak to our law firm and do not leave the country prior to requesting advance parole if you are granted DACA)

*Some benefits will vary by state and by the particular facts of your case. Speak to our law firm today about your case to get a complete and thorough evaluation.

Do I need a lawyer for Deferred Action?

It is highly recommended that you seek Counsel to represent you on a DACA Application. Think about what you are doing when filing for DACA. You are revealing yourself to the United States Government as being an undocumented immigrant. You are giving the government all your personal information including all the addresses you have lived at, how you entered the U.S., all the social security numbers you have used, and much more. This is information that can be used against you now or later on if not disclosed appropriately and only for the right candidate.

A qualified lawyer can advise you on how to protect yourself during this process and how to disclose sensitive information appropriately. At Dream Law, APC we also handle difficult cases where applicants have run into legal trouble including misdemeanors, driving without a license, using fake social security numbers, getting apprehended at the border and deported. Our lawyers focus on addressing the weaknesses in your application and draft cover letters with your application, laying out the reasons your case should be granted. Contact us today for a case evaluation. Our firm is here to help.

Do not use Notary Publics (Notarios) or “Immigration Consultants” for legal advice to file your application. Only utilize a trusted lawyer who is licensed to practice law.

Why Choose Our Firm:

Dream Law is lawyer owned and operated with a stellar reputation with the State Bar of California and we are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association.

We are not a “deferred action factory” that focuses on processing hundreds of applications without addressing each individual situation. In order to file a good deferred action petition, we believe in focusing on each client’s case individually and addressing each applicant’s needs. Our clients also come from all backgrounds, including Mexican, Chinese, Indonesian, Indian, Bangladeshi, Nicaraguan, El Salvadorian, Argentinian and much more. We don’t judge our clients and we treat everyone with the same courtesy and respect. If you are undocumented, don’t be afraid and don’t be ashamed. Our firm is here to help you.

I believe I’m eligible, what should I do next?

Let’s start with a free case evaluation. You can schedule an appointment with us by contacting our operators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by filling out the Contact Form on this page. We look forward to helping you!

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