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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Statesville Immigration Attorney Explains the Immigration Laws

As the face of immigration law changes, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has turned its focus onto the safety of the public, as well as integrity of the immigration system. As part of this change, DHS is using greater discretion in selecting which immigration enforcement cases to pursue. In response, individuals who came to the United States as children and meet other guidelines are considered low-priority cases.

If you meet specific requirements as a childhood arrival, you may be eligible for employment authorization and deferred action for two years. At Cobb Law PLLC, we know the specific laws pertaining to deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) and can help you pursue such action if you meet eligibility requirements. Speak with our Statesville immigration lawyer for a case evaluation to discuss the specifics of this opportunity. We stay up to date with all current immigration laws and pending comprehensive immigration reform that may affect your case.

Requirements for Deferred Action

Are you a foreign national who entered the United States as a young girl or boy? You may be eligible under the current administration if you are able to meet specific requirements.

  1. Under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012
  2. Came to the United States before your 16th birthday
  3. Continuously lived in the United States as of June 15, 2007
  4. Been physically present in the states on June 15, 2012, as well as the date you entered a request for deferred action
  5. Were able to enter the country without inspection before that date

Along with residency requirements, considerations include education and criminal histories. You must currently be in school or have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate. Otherwise, you must have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States.

You must not have a conviction on your record of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or more than two misdemeanors, and must not be a threat to public safety or national security. If you meet these requirements, we can help you pursue deferred action for childhood arrival. Contact us today!

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