New York Immigration Attorneys Assist with Deferred Action Claims
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
Many children grow up in this country unaware that they are not legal citizens. Often, they don’t learn that they aren’t citizens until they try to get a driver license or receive a deportation notice. In June 2012, the federal government enacted a new policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which helps these immigrants stay in the country so long as they meet certain guidelines. The immigration attorneys at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP are eager to help these young people stay in the United States.
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it is officially ending the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a six-month grace period. While many people are undoubtedly concerned about the President’s decision, it is important to be aware of the precise changes that will ensue and of what will NOT change after the phase-out of the policy. To learn how these changes may have an impact on you, please click on the English or Spanish version below detailing what you can expect:
Requirements for deferred action under DACA
Success will not make you a citizen, but it may allow you to defer deportation proceedings for at least two years. Young people who meet the DACA requirements may also be able to apply for authorization to work legally in the United States. The DACA requirements include:
- Age: To qualify, you must have been younger than 16 when you entered the United States and younger than 31 when the policy was established on June 15, 2012.
- Education: You must be in school or have a high school diploma or a General Educational Development certificate. You can also qualify if you have served in and were honorably discharged from the U.S. military or Coast Guard.
- Clean record: You are not eligible if you are a convicted felon or have committed a significant misdemeanor or three or more minor misdemeanors.
Our immigration attorneys help prepare the necessary paperwork for your application so you can start building your future in the United States.
Consult an experienced New York immigration lawyer | DACA lawyer
For more information on DACA or assistance with evaluating eligibility for other relief when the DACA program is finally phased out on March 5, 2018, speak with a reputable U.S. DACA lawyer at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP today. Our New York City office is conveniently located in the Financial District, on Broadway between Barclay and Vesey. We’re open five days a week. Call us at 800-223-2814 to schedule an appointment. We also have an office in Peekskill, N.Y. that serves clients in Westchester County.
Before it’s too late, protect yourself and your future by contacting a DACA lawyer immediately.