Immigration law is a complex. There are so many moving regulations that it is hard to keep track of them. Currently, the politic administration has tried several times to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, but thankfully the Supreme Court has shut down any attempts. DACA was put in place during the Obama administration to shine light on a very missing piece of the large immigration puzzle: children who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 alongside their undocumented parents.
Children don’t often get much say in their lives. Parents of children are assumed to do what is best and right for their children’s safety and future. Of course, this is the case for families who left poverty in their home country to start life anew in the United States. However, legally, this is challenging because it begs the question: should children be penalized and face deportation even though they had no control over their situation? The Obama administration had a more humane understanding of immigration and passed DACA. Deferment doesn’t mean that children who came to the United States via their parents are unable to be deported. Instead, it gives those children, now adults, a chance to follow guidelines and procedures and get semi or permanent residence in the United States since this country is all they really know.
Unfortunately, this current administration does not have such a humane approach. They feel as if children should pay for their parent’s situation and should be forced to live in a country that they have no connection to or at times recollection of. So, the administration is making it harder for those who apply to DACA. This is why you need to reach out to our Taylorsville Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Immigration Attorney at Familia America Immigration. We are very aware and up to date with the immigration legal regulations that dominate DACA applicants. We are keeping a close eye on the administration to ensure that your application goes through and you have a chance at staying in a country that you have only known.
Who is eligible?
To know if you fit the criteria, you must be under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012, and you must have come to the United States before you 16th birthday. Other requirements are that you fully reside in the United States since June 15, 2007 and that since June 15, 2012 you had no lawful status in the United States. This means that you had not applied for a visa or any other status and that any other status had not expired. You need to be enrolled in school, have obtained a GED or high school diploma or have been honorably discharged from the military. You must prove that you have never committed a felony, significant misdemeanor, or have more than three smaller misdemeanors like traffic violations.
As you can see the requirements are rather complex. Call 801-656-9605 or Click here to start a conversation with our DACA Immigration Attorney to see if you qualify and how we can help you get this process started.