DACA was created on June 15, 2012 and went into effect August 15, 2012. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program for undocumented people, who came to the United States as children, to request deferred action. Deferred action is a prosecutorial discretion against removing that person from the United States for a certain number of years. Currently it is for two years subject to renewal.
Applicants may be eligible for DACA if they meet certain requirements. If they came to the United States before their 16th birthday, completed or are currently in school, have no documented criminal history, and they don’t pose a serious risk to safety, they are most likely eligible for this deferment. Anyone over the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012 is not eligible for DACA.
Contact us and we can help answer all of your questions about this new program and whether or not you or your family members may qualify.