Apply for deferred action as a dreamer childhood arrival

We are very pleased to announce that we have received our first batch of approvals for Deferred Action and Employment Authorization for those who have applied for such benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  With these approvals these people will now be able to obtain a social security card and in many states a driver’s license or identification card.

Based on the most recent statistics available the U.S. government has received approximately 180,000 applications under the program.  Of these about 4,500 have been approved to date.

It is still not too late to apply.  The seven required conditions are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012;
  2. The applicant must have come to the USA before reaching their 16th birthday;
  3. The applicant must have continuously resided in the USA since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. The applicant must have been present in the USA on June 15, 2012, and at the time of their making their application for deferred action status;
  5. The applicant must have entered the USA without inspection before June 15, 2012, or their lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
  6. The applicant must currently be in school, or have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, or have obtained a general education development certificate, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the U.S.;
  7. The applicant cannot have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more misdemeanors, and cannot pose a threat to the USA’s national security or public safety.

If you think you qualify and you want to apply, make an appointment to see us and we’ll be happy to discuss with you whether you qualify for Deferred Action and your immigration situation in general.

Contributed by Brian S. Weiss

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