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DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program that provides temporary protection from deportation and work authorization to certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children. DACA recipients, often referred to as “Dreamers“, are allowed to live and work in the United States for a renewable two-year period.


What are the requirements?

Eligibility requirements for DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, are set by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). To qualify for DACA, an individual must generally meet the following criteria:


Age Requirements

You must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. This means you must have been born on June 16, 1981, or later.


Entry into the United States

  • You must have come to the United States before your 16th birthday.
  • You must have been physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012.

    Continuous Residence

    You must have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time.


    Educational or Military Requirements

    At the time of applying for DACA, you must be currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED (General Educational Development) certificate, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. armed forces.


    Criminal History

    • You must not have been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors. Note that the definition of a significant misdemeanor is somewhat broad and can include certain crimes like domestic violence, sexual abuse, burglary, and more;
    • You must not pose a threat to national security or public safety.

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    At Kananchuk Law Office, our immigration attorney has the skills and experience needed to handle your DACA case.
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