DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented by executive order of the President of the United States, Barack Obama on June 15, 2012.
The program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security. This program allows eligible persons to apply for employment authorization.
Persons that meet the following requirements are eligible to apply where the applicant:
- Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday;
- Has continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Was physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making the request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or had lawful immigration status that expired as of June 15, 2012;
- Is 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
- Has not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
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