Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Under a federal government policy established in mid-2012, certain people who entered the United States as children are eligible for protection from deportation through a relatively new process. Applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status may be a viable solution if you meet a range of complex criteria. If you obtain it, you may be able to live and work lawfully in the U.S. for two years, and renewal may be possible to extend that time.
Identifying Viable Paths To Legal Residency And Work Eligibility
While the success and timing of broad immigration reform — including the DREAM Act or any other form of “amnesty” — remain uncertain, young people should pursue all means of attaining lawful status that are available now. At Bikkal & Associates, P.C., you will find experienced, trustworthy lawyers who know and will explain all of your options.
We have helped many students and other young people obtain DACA protection and freedom from the fear of removal. Our immigration attorneys are also adept at determining if specific circumstances present another solution, such as pursuing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) on behalf of an abused or neglected youth. Vital considerations include:
- DACA criteria are specific and comprehensive, covering when the applicant arrived, current age, educational status, any criminal history and more. The application must be completed with great diligence, because any mistake could expose you to denial and potentially serious consequences, ultimately including deportation.
- Immigration officials often must exercise discretion in granting or denying Deferred Action status. Our attorneys know how to present all evidence in your favor, and our reputation for integrity in the courts is also an invaluable asset for many clients.
- If you have DACA status and want to renew it, timely action and sound legal guidance are very important. We can advise and assist you with your renewal application.
Full-Service Immigration Counsel · Work Directly With A Proven Lawyer
Whether you came into the U.S. without lawful status or on a visa that has since expired, our White Plains, New York-based legal team will help you evaluate all options for remaining in the country legally. We offer clear, reliable counsel — not false hope or promises. For a consultation focused on your unique immigration concerns, call 914-683-5300 or send us an email now.