Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

DACA Application & Renewal Help in Illinois

If you came to the United States as a child and meet certain criteria, you may be able to apply to have your removal placed on hold for two years. This is possible under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The Trump Administration announced plans to phase out DACA in September 2017, but the cancellation of the program is currently on hold by court order. For more information and for guidance applying for or renewing deferred action under DACA, contact Immigration Simplified.

Call (312) 883-9944 or contact us online to learn more.

What Is DACA?

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 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 necessary requirements.

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible for deferred action under 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;
  • Had no lawful status on 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 U.S. Coast Guard or Armed Forces; 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.

Find out if you qualify and how to apply by calling (312) 883-9944. Serving Illinois and the entire U.S., Immigration Simplified is here to make this process easier for you by providing skilled guidance and attorney oversight.

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