Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


What Is DACA

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization and temporary protection from deportation. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.

In 2012, President Obama issued the DACA executive order after the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act did not pass in Congress several times. The young people impacted by DACA and the DREAM Act are often referred to as “Dreamers.”


You may request DACA if you:

  1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. 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;
  5. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  6. 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
  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Filing Process for DACA

  1. Collect documents of Proof:
    1. Proof of identity
    2. Proof you came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday
    3. Proof of immigration status
    4. Proof of presence in U.S. on June 15, 2012
    5. Proof you continuously resided in U.S. since June 15, 2007
    6. Proof of your student status at the time of requesting DACA
    7. Proof you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard on Armed Forces of the U.S.
  2. Complete the required forms and worksheet
  3. Mail your forms to the appropriate USCIS Lockbox
  4. Visit an Application Support Center (ASC) for biometric services
  5. Check the status of your request online.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the Office. We are here to help.

Currently the DACA program is under extreme stress due to multiple legal challenges still making their way thru courts. Eligibility to apply now depends on the State you live in as well as your DACA history. Please check with us for the most current and up to date information as to whether you are qualified to apply for DACA.

Navigating The Path To Opportunity

In the vibrant, bustling city of Los Angeles, CA, a unique group of legal professionals stands ready to guide individuals through one of the most complex and life-changing processes in the realm of immigration law. A Los Angeles, CA consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals lawyer may offer invaluable assistance to those who arrived in the United States as children under circumstances that were beyond their control. Here’s a closer look at what these attorneys do and when it might be time to seek their counsel. Reach out to one of our lawyers at Bolour / Carl Immigration Group, APC to set up a consultation if you think you could use some legal assistance.

Understanding Your Eligibility

One of the primary roles of these legal experts is to help individuals understand their eligibility for certain protections under U.S. immigration law. They have the knowledge and knowledge to navigate the intricate details of the law, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of your options. Whether it’s assessing your situation against the specific criteria or helping you understand the implications of recent changes in legislation, these attorneys are your first line of defense in securing your rights and your future.

Preparing And Filing Documentation

The process of applying for any form of immigration relief involves a significant amount of paperwork, which can be overwhelming for many.  A consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals lawyer in Los Angeles can assist in preparing and filing all necessary documentation on your behalf, ensuring that every form is completed accurately and submitted on time. Their meticulous attention to detail can be the difference between a successful application and an unnecessary delay or denial.

Representing You In Legal Proceedings

Should your case require a hearing or any form of legal proceeding, having an experienced attorney by your side is invaluable. These legal professionals will represent your interests, advocate on your behalf, and provide the legal knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of the courtroom. Their representation can provide you with the confidence and peace of mind needed during such a critical time.

Offering Strategic Advice

As your case progresses, you may encounter various hurdles or opportunities to strengthen your position. These attorneys not only offer legal representation but also strategic advice on how to navigate the process effectively. This might include advising on the timing of your application, how to address any potential issues that may arise, and strategies for maximizing your chances of success.

Providing Support And Guidance

Beyond the technical aspects of legal representation, these attorneys also provide emotional support and guidance throughout what can be an incredibly stressful process. They understand the personal and emotional weight carried by their clients and are committed to offering compassionate support alongside their legal experience

When To Hire A Legal Professional

Deciding when to seek the help of one of these attorneys is a critical step in your journey. If you find yourself unsure about your eligibility, facing challenges with the application process, or in need of representation in legal proceedings, it’s time to reach out. Additionally, with the ever-changing landscape of immigration law, consulting with an attorney can ensure that you have the most current information and best possible guidance.

Moving Forward

Navigating the complexities of immigration law requires not just a deep understanding of the law itself but a compassionate approach to the personal stories of those it affects. If you or someone you know is navigating this path, remember that you don’t have to do it alone. Reach out to a consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals lawyer in Los Angeles so that they can guide you through each step, ensuring that you have the support, knowledge, and advocacy needed to pursue your dreams. Together, you can navigate the complexities of the law and move towards a brighter future. Reach out to Bolour / Carl Immigration Group, APC today to learn more.

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