Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Under the policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will no longer deport certain young undocumented people.  DACA has two important parts:

1)  Certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines, will be granted deferred action, will not be deported; and will be given temporary permission to stay in the United States; and
2)  These individuals will be eligible for a work permit.

Deferred action and work authorization are approved for two years.  At the end of the two-year period, DACA recipients can apply to renew deferred action and their work permits.  Deferred action does not provide a recipient with lawful status.

It is important that applicants understand the risks of applying for any immigration benefits, including submitting a request for deferred action.  The experienced legal team at Sánchez-Roig Law Firm, P.A. will identify and consider the potential risks and issues of DACA and advise you on the best alternatives to your case.

To schedule a confidential consultation, please contact us at (305) 373-5385 or via e-mail. We are available for in-person, telephonic, or video consultations.