Ohio DACA Attorneys
Comprehensive & Compassionate Immigration Services
At Brown Immigration Law, our team of talented immigration attorneys is committed to helping clients navigate each phase of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program so that they can obtain the immigration documents need to avoid deportation. Although procedures and legislation for DACA are constantly changing under the current administration, a U.S. District Court has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to immediately start accepting new applications for DACA. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our firm so that we can put our skills and resources to work for you.
What Is DACA?
DACA was created in 2012 under the Obama administration to provide undocumented individuals who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 with temporary relief from deportation. The DACA program also allows noncitizens who have deferred action status to apply for a work permit for the duration of their deferred action. Approved deferrals last for two-year periods and can be renewed. Undocumented individuals who meet the policy's criteria won’t be sought by the Department of Homeland Security for deportation. Although the DACA program doesn’t grant visas or legal immigration status, it does provide protection against removal and gives individuals permission to work legally in the U.S.
DACA Eligibility Criteria
To apply for DACA, you must meet the following criteria:
- You were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- You came to the U.S. before you turned 16 years old
- You have continuously lived in the U.S. from June 15, 2007, to the present
- You entered the U.S. without inspection prior to June 15, 2012
- You were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and at the time you requested consideration for deferred action with USCIS
- You are currently enrolled in school, have graduated from high school, obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or armed force
- You haven’t been convicted of a felony, major misdemeanor, or more than three misdemeanors
- You do not pose a threat to national security or public safety
What Do I Need to Apply for DACA?
You should collect as much documentation as possible, such as your birth certificate, passport, ID card, and school records. Additionally, you should consult with a knowledgeable immigration lawyer to get help filing your application. Having an experienced immigration lawyer in your corner as you apply for DACA will give you confidence as you deal with complex paperwork, bureaucracy, and other challenges that applicants commonly face.
Consult with Our DACA Lawyers in Ohio
Do you have more questions about qualifying for deferred action status? If so, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers in Ohio so we can take a closer look at the unique details of your case. Our skilled lawyers have a proven track record of success and a stellar reputation for helping the clients we serve avoid costly mistakes that can delay the DACA process. Let us devise an effective plan to help you achieve the best possible result.
Call us today at (216) 478-5809 or contact us online to schedule your case consultation with Brown Immigration Law.