Obama's Order June 15, 2012 — Deferred Action for DREAMERS
By executive order on immigration, effective June 2012, certain young people who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own as young children, often referred to as DREAMERS, who meet several key criteria will no longer be placed into removal proceedings and removed from the United States.
For questions about your eligibility for the DREAMERS program, contact our Salt Lake City deferred action status attorneys to schedule an initial consultation.
West Valley City, Utah, Dream Act Attorneys
The U.S. government will accept applications for Deferred Action Status, and if the application is approved, individuals will be to apply for a work permit. Deferred Action Status does not confer any substantive right, immigration status or pathway to citizenship but provides an opportunity to live without fear of deportation and work and live in America freely.
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Have come to the U.S. before you were 16 years old;
- Continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years before June 15, 2012;
- Present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012;
- Currently be in school and 15 years or older, graduated from high school, have your GED, or have been a honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the U.S.;
- Do not have a felony conviction, a serious or violent misdemeanor conviction, or more than three misdemeanor convictions; and
- Be 30 years old or younger as of June 15, 2012.
The Deferred Action Status and the Work Permit will be valid for two years, and both applications can be renewed every two years.
This Deferred Action Status can be affirmatively sought with an application to the USCIS. This Deferred Action Status can also be sought by ICE if you are currently in removal proceedings. Eligible individuals can apply for Deferred Action even if he or she has a final order of removal.
Contact Our Taylorsville Dreamers Law Firm
Contact our West Valley City lawyers if you have additional questions about the Dream Act and how it may apply to you.