Deferred Action means that U.S. Immigration officials will not place you in removal proceedings, so long as you do not commit crimes or pose a threat to the security of the country.
If you qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), then you would be eligible for a period of two (2) years, and you could apply to renew the Deferred Action. If you qualify, you will also be eligible to receive Employment Authorization while you have Deferred Action.
You might be eligible to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) if:
- you were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
- Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
It is usually advisable to obtain a competent immigration attorney to provide legal representation.
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