DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an Executive
Order that allows for children who arrived in the U.S. before June
15, 2007 and who were under the age of 31, to qualify for deferred
- Be under 31 years of age on June 15, 2012.
- Have first come to the US prior to their 16th birthday.
- Have lived in the US since June 15, 2007.
- Be physically present in the US on June 15, 2012, and on the date of the application.
- Be currently studying or have graduated from high school, earned a GED or have an honorable discharge from the US Armed Forces or the Coast Guard.
- Not have been in lawful immigration status on June 15, 2012.
- Have not been convicted of a felony or DUI, or “significant misdemeanor” or 3 or more misdemeanors of any kind.
- If the applicant qualifies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants Employment Authorization (work permit) and agrees not to seek deportation action for 2 Years.