Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Posted in: Articles, Media, News- Jan 30, 2013


Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.

Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.

You might be eligible to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals if you:

  • Were born after June 15, 1981;
  • Arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16;
  • Have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 up to the present time;
  • Were present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012;
  • Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or the individual’s lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
  • Are currently in school, have graduated or received a certificate of completion from high school, obtained a general educational development certificate (GED), or if you are an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or Armed Forces; 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.

For additional information, please visit the USCIS website.

Please contact MASTIN BERGSTROM LLC, and ask for Michelle Boehm to schedule a consultation with immigration attorney Christine C. Mastin.

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