Orlando DACA Attorneys
Helping Young Undocumented Adults Achieve Legal Status
Our exceptional and experienced legal team at Brown Immigration Law is committed to using our vast knowledge of the law to help clients navigate a wide variety of immigration matters, including DACA applications and renewals. We take great pride in providing our clients with the highest quality counsel, representation, and defense so that they can pursue their American Dream. Our legal professionals have a stellar reputation for delivering compassionate representation that is tailored to the unique needs of our clients’ cases.
What is the Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) Program?
DACA is an immigration program that eligible individuals can use to avoid deportation, however, various changes to the law over the last four years have made it difficult for individuals to navigate. DACA was created in 2012 under the Obama administration. Under the program, undocumented immigrants who crossed the border into the United States before the age of 16 can apply for temporary relief from deportation.
Individuals who are approved for the DACA program have deferred action status and can apply for work permits. These work permits are valid for the duration of their deferred action. Approved deferrals are good for two years and can be renewed once they expire.
Immigrants who meet the DACA program’s criteria won’t be sought for deportation by the Department of Homeland Security. It is important to note that DACA doesn’t grant individuals visas or legal immigration status. However, DACA can be used to protect against deportation and to secure a legal work permit.
What Are the Requirements for DACA Eligibility?
Individuals interested in applying for DACA must meet the following requirements:
- They are under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- They came to the U.S. before they turned 16 years old
- They have continuously lived in the U.S. from June 15, 2007, to the present
- They entered the U.S. without inspection before June 15, 2012
- They were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and at the time they requested consideration for deferred action with USCIS
- They 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
- They haven’t been convicted of a felony, major misdemeanor, or more than three misdemeanors
- They do not pose a threat to national security or public safety
We Can Help You Navigate Your DACA Case
We know firsthand how complicated the DACA process can be, which is why at Brown Immigration Law, we make it our top priority to be available to listen to our clients’ questions and concerns regarding their DACA applications and renewals. Let us review the details of your case today so we can determine all of your options under the law.