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Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Overview

Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows individuals who came to the United States as children-and who meet very specific criteria-to apply for deferred action meaning that they will not be removed from the United States. If granted these individuals receive a two year deferred action period and are also eligible for work authorization. DACA does not provide lawful status, but defers removal for two years if you meet the following requirements.

Eligibility

  • 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;
  • Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  • 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, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Applying for DACA Initial Request With No Derogatory Factors*

Pricing: $699.00

What’s included

  • An Immigration Attorney evaluation of your case.
  • Preparation of Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
  • Preparation of Application for Employment Authorization.
  • Preparation of Application for Employment Authorization worksheet.
  • Preparation of supporting documents for USCIS.
  • Final review with Attorney of application forms with client.
  • Attorney signature on all application to indicate to the U.S. government that the forms where prepared by an attorney.
  • Mailing case to USCIS.

What’s not included

  • Attorney representation as attorney of record (G-28) before USCIS.
  • Additional work by the attorney, such as answering a Request for Evidence (RFE) where it was issued due to government error or client omission.
  • Attorney appearance at any USCIS interview(s).
  • Follow up on case status with USCIS.
  • Guarantee of approval by the U.S. government. Outcomes depend on your situation and cannot be guaranteed.

For most clients, this service covers this phase of the application process. But if something unexpected happens and your case requires additional work, you can talk to us about hiring us to help you.

Derogatory Factors: Certain applicants will have factors that can affect the approvability of their application. Such factors include but are not limited to criminal arrests, convictions, or prior removal orders. Cases with derogatory factors may need to be researched to determine the immigration consequences prior to filing an application. Please call us if you think this may apply to you.

Applying for DACA Renewal With No Derogatory Factors*

Pricing: $499.00

What’s included

  • An Immigration Attorney evaluation of your case.
  • Preparation of Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
  • Preparation of Application for Employment Authorization.
  • Preparation of Application for Employment Authorization worksheet.
  • Preparation of supporting documents for USCIS.
  • Final review with Attorney of application forms with client.
  • Attorney signature on all application to indicate to the U.S. government that the forms where prepared by an attorney.
  • Mailing case to USCIS.

What’s not included

  • Attorney representation as attorney of record (G-28) before USCIS.
  • Additional work by the attorney, such as answering a Request for Evidence (RFE) where it was issued due to government error or client omission.
  • Attorney appearance at any USCIS interview(s).
  • Follow up on case status with USCIS.
  • Guarantee of approval by the U.S. government. Outcomes depend on your situation and cannot be guaranteed.

For most clients, this service covers this phase of the application process. But if something unexpected happens and your case requires additional work, you can talk to us about hiring us to help you.

Derogatory Factors: Certain applicants will have factors that can affect the approvability of their application. Such factors include but are not limited to new criminal arrests or convictions after initial grant of deferred action. Cases with derogatory factors may need to be researched to determine the immigration consequences prior to filing an application. Please call us if you think this may apply to you.