Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows certain individuals who entered the U.S. without inspection or who are out of status and meet other specific requirements, to request consideration of deferred action from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Use our DACA questionnaire to determine your eligibility for DACA.
If you are able to answer yes to each of the following statements you may be eligible to request consideration for deferred action by USCIS.
- I came to the United States before reaching my 16th birthday. ( Yes / No )
- I have resided continuously in the United States (except for brief, casual and innocent absences) since June 15, 2007
up to the present time. ( Yes / No )
- I was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. ( Yes / No )
- I entered the United States without inspection before June 15, 2012. ( Yes / No )
- My lawful U.S. immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012. ( Yes / No )
- I am currently enrolled in school, OR I have graduated from high school, obtained a certificate of completion from high school or obtained a general education development (GED) certification, OR I am an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States. ( Yes / No )
- I have never been convicted of a felony, “significant misdemeanor”, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national safety or public safety. ( Yes / No )
- I was physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012. ( Yes / No )
- I have been physically present in the United States since June 15, 2012. ( Yes / No )
If you answered “Yes” to each statement above, or if you are not sure about your answers, contact our office here or by telephone at 919.755.0505 to schedule a confidential consultation. The experienced immigration lawyers at Allen & Pinnix, P.A., can evaluate your eligibility, assist you in obtaining the necessary documentation and guide you through the application process for requesting deferred action. For more information about our services, visit our immigration website at www.immigration-naturalization-law.com.