North Carolina DACA Attorneys
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The dedicated and talented legal professionals at Brown Immigration Law have been serving clients throughout North Carolina for more than 40 years. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality counsel, representation, and defense in a wide variety of immigration matters, including DACA applications and renewals. We know firsthand how complicated the DACA process can be, which is why our compassionate and knowledgeable immigration lawyers are available to listen to your questions and review the details of your case to determine all of your options under the law.
Get in touch with our lawyers in North Carolina today at (919) 626-3965 or contact us online. We are prepared to put our skills and resources to work for you!
What Is DACA?
While DACA is an important program that eligible individuals can use to avoid deportation, various changes to the law have made it difficult to navigate. The Obama administration created DACA in 2012 in order to provide undocumented immigrants 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 work permits that are valid for the duration of their deferred action. Approved deferrals are good for two years and can be renewed after they expire.
Undocumented individuals who meet the DACA program’s criteria won’t be sought by the Department of Homeland Security for deportation. Although DACA doesn’t grant individuals visas or legal immigration status, it can be used to protect against deportation and to obtain permission to work legally in the U.S.
Am I Eligible for the DACA Program?
If you want 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
You should also gather as much documentation as possible before you begin the DACA application. This includes your birth certificate, passport, ID card, and school records. You should also consult with an experienced immigration lawyer who can help you properly complete the application. With an experienced immigration lawyer handling your DACA case, you will have the confidence you need to deal with complex paperwork, bureaucracy, and other challenges that DACA applicants commonly face.
Consult with Our Reliable DACA Lawyers in North Carolina
If you have more questions about qualifying for deferred action status, please get in touch with our legal team at Brown Immigration Law so we can take a closer look at the unique details of your case. Our skilled lawyers in North Carolina have a proven track record of success and the extensive resources you need to avoid costly mistakes that might delay the DACA process. Call or visit our law office in North Carolina so we can get started devising an effective legal strategy to help you pursue the American Dream.