Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Columbus Ohio, USA - Jun 08, 2017 - This article discusses the deferred action childhood arrivals (DACA) and what makes persons eligible for this and what it means for immigrants.
In August 2012, the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begin accepting applications for “deferred action for childhood arrivals” also known as DACA from immigrants brought to the U. S. as children and who meet a certain criteria. These people are at times referred to as DREAMers. Deferred action status is a “temporary status that amounts to a promise by the immigration authorities not to deport the person for the two years after his or her application for deferred action status is approved”. The deferred action status comes with the right to a work permit. However, the deferred action status does not provide for the following:
- Green card or a step toward a green card
- U. S. citizenship or a step toward U. S. citizenship
- Any derivative rights for family members of the applicant
Eligibility for DREAM Act – Deferred Action Status
According to the USCIS, you may request consideration for deferred action status if you fall into the following criteria and meet such a criteria:
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- Arrived in the U. S. before the age of 16
- Have lived continuously in the U. S. since June 15, 2007 to the time of your application (brief, casual and innocent departures are not counted)
- Were physically in the U. S. on June 15, 2012 and at the time of requesting deferred action
- Either entered the U. S. without inspection before June 15, 2012 or your local immigration status had 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 U. S.
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors and do not pose a threat to the U. S. national security or public safety (for example, through gang affiliation and membership).
It must be noted that if you meet the above criteria there is no deadline set in order to apply for this program, therefore, you may apply as long as you are eligible and meet the criteria while the program is still in effect. To apply for deferred action for childhood arrivals, you will need to submit a formal application, supporting evidence of your eligibility and qualification as well as fees. You may submit your application even if you are already in deportation proceedings, however, the procedure will be different in such a case.
If you are considering applying for deferred action status, it is strongly advised that you consult an immigration attorney and this is if you visit Columbus immigration office. It is extremely important to consult an immigration attorney if you have any sort of criminal history whether juvenile conviction or in the case where the record has been sealed and expunged. This is necessary because the immigration authorities operate under different laws as compared to all other law enforcement agencies.
For more information contact a law firm of renown professionals who specialize in immigration law.
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