As children, we look to our elders to make choices for us. We rely on them to make choices that are good and healthy for us so that one day we can be successful and grow into being successful adults one day too. Our parents and elders typically do what is right for their children. They do what is best with the resources that they have. Sometimes those choices and resources direct them to immigrate to the United States without any say from their children. These types of decisions are not malicious and typically can be beneficial to the child. The Obama administration heard the plea from parents of children and children themselves who were brought to the United States at such a young age that they know no other home. These children were unable to find ways to become semi or permanent residences. This hindered their growth and ability to become successful citizens. Therefore, the Obama administration put together legislation to give children of undocumented immigrants, who were brought here under the age of 16, to have a real chance at a life in the United States where they have almost always lived.
The kind of person eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application are those who were brought to the country under the age of 16. The dates that are most eligible are those who were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. Other qualifications are that you must have continuously lived in the United States since June 15, 2007. The immigration offices do understand small leisure trips that you may have taken, but you must provide evidence that the bulk of your residence was in the United States. You must also prove that you did not have any official or lawful immigration status on or before June 15, 2012.
If you are unsure if these qualifications apply to you, but you know at least one of them does then you need to consult with a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Attorney at Familia America Immigration in West Valley City. We can help ensure that your application gets filed in a timely manner as that is one of the many reasons as to why immigration documents do not get approved or granted permission. Having an attorney by your side greatly increases your chances of a successful outcome. Especially if you have a criminal record of any kind. If you have any significant misdemeanor or three or more minor misdemeanors then you may have a more difficult chance at success with a DACA application.
Call 801-656-9605 or click here to get more information on whether DACA is an option for you. Even if you do not fit some of the guidelines there are other options for you to consider. With 26 years of experience, our attorney at Familia America Immigration believes that your future shouldn’t shine any less because of immigration status. Do not delay, reach out because we are here to help you.