Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an initiative that allows some immigrants to remain in the United States for two years, subject to renewal, and become eligible for work authorization.
At Garibay Law Office LLC in Pueblo, Colorado, we help immigrants pursue deferred action to avoid deportation and stay in the country. We also assist people who have been granted deferred action in the past and need to renew their status.
Am I Eligible For Deferred Action?
Whether you will be granted deferred action is up to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You are eligible to apply if you:
- Came to the United States before your 16th birthday
- Were under the age of 31 and had no valid immigration status on June 15, 2012
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007
- Are in school, graduated from high school, obtained a GED or were honorably discharged from the Armed Forces
- Have not been convicted of a felony, a "significant" misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Do I Need An Attorney?
DACA is a new initiative and, like most areas of immigration law, it is highly technical and complex. While it is possible to request deferred action by yourself, working with a knowledgeable immigration attorney can help you avoid pitfalls and maximize your chances of success.
If your protective status has been revoked or you are facing removal from the country, it is essential to contact a lawyer immediately.
Contact Garibay Law Office LLC For A Consultation
To learn more about deferred action and other immigration options, we encourage you to contact us at 719-545-4519 (800-657-6487 toll free) and arrange an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.