Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama announced that the United States Department of Homeland Security would not deport certain undocumented youth who had come to the United States as children. Under this executive order, these youth may be granted deferred action (permission to stay in the United States) for a period of three years, and obtain work authorization.

In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  1. Entered the United States before their 16th birthday;
  2. Have lived continuously in the United States since January 1, 2010;
  3. Not have any lawful immigration status;
  4. Be at least 15 years of age at the time of applying, unless you are currently in deportation proceedings, or have a voluntary departure order, or deportation order and are not in immigration detention;
  5. Have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from High School, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, be an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or U.S. armed forces, or “be in school” on the date that you submit your application;
  6. Not be convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more regular misdemeanors.

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