On June 15, 2012, President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a new immigration enforcement process known as DACA (Deferred Adjudication for Childhood Arrivals). With DACA, young adults and children who came to this country now have the opportunity to qualify and earn a “deferral of action” on their immigration cases.
Those young immigrants who qualify for DACA will be given the ability to live, work, and stay in the U.S. for two years, following approval from the United States Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Young immigrants who meet the basic requirements of DACA will receive work permits and will be recognized by the U.S. as documented immigrants.
If you are a young person who meets the criteria below or if you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Austin Immigration Attorney Mario Flores to discuss how this legislation and immigration process affects you.