Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Deferred Action?
What is the new Presidential Executive Action?
- Individuals born before June 15, 1981, who meet all other DACA guidelines.
- Allows individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, to apply for DACA (removing the upper age restriction) provided they meet all other guidelines.
- Requires continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010. This eliminates the old requirement of June 15, 2007.
- Extends the deferred action period and employment authorization to three years from the current two years.
- Approximately 90 days following the President's November 20, 2014, announcement.
How do I qualify for DACA?
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2013; (Executive action has changed this section- see above)
- Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; (Executive action has changed this section- see above)
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2013, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS; (Executive action has eliminated this- see above)
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2013, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2013; (Executive action has changed this section- see above)
- 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
- 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.