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Deferred Action

New York Immigration Attorneys Assist with Deferred Action Claims

New policy allows children to stay in the country

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.

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 City immigration law attorney

For help with deferred action claims, speak with a 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 the Westchester area.

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