If you arrived in the United States when you were a child and are not currently in a legal status, DACA could be for you. If you apply for DACA and are accepted, you are able to work lawfully within the United States. Additionally, you will not be subject to deportation.
What are the Requirements for DACA?
- You lived in the United States before you were 16 years of age
- You have resided in the United States since June 15, 2007
- You were under 31 years of age on June 15, 2012
- You did not possess a lawful immigration status on or prior to June 15, 2012
- You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and when you made your request
- You have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces or the Coast Guard of the United States or are currently enrolled in school, have officially completed high school, have obtained a General Education Development (GED) test, or have graduated from high school
- You are not a felon, have committed fewer than three misdemeanors, and are not deemed a threat to national security
How to Apply for DACA
Obtain documentation that proves you meet the requirements.
This could include passports, school records, receipts of rent payments, medical records, or bills.
Mail all of the necessary forms and fees to your local USCIS office as soon as possible.
DACA renewals can be similar to the initial application. If you want to renew DACA, follow these steps in addition to the previous ones.
How can Salmón and Haas Help My DACA Status?
If you have any questions about forms, fees, or requirements for DACA, you are not alone. The immigration attorneys at Salmón and Haas know immigration law. With them, you can get all of your questions answered, especially those regarding DACA.
Salmón and Haas work with many clients on DACA applications. This makes them especially qualified to assist you in any issues you may have. If you are looking for a San Antonio DACA attorney or need renewal help, get the right attorneys for the job.