Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

DACA

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before their 16th birthday, who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, who continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, and who have completed or are enrolled in high school or other educational programs, among other requirements.

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced DACA will be expanded in early 2015 to include undocumented immigrants of age 31 and up, and undocumented immigrants who have continuously resided in the United States since January 1, 2010. Click here for more information on DACA and the President’s recent changes.

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Guidelines

You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals 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. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of 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, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.