Alexander S. Mulgrew, Esq.                  (845) 639-4522
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

    On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as children, do not present a risk to public safety or national security, and meet several key criteria wil be considered for permission to remain in the United States through Deferred Action and to obtain employment authorization upon a demonstration of economic necessity.

    

Eligibility

You may request consideration for Defered Action
for Childhood Arrivals if you:

1.    Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;

2.    Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;

3.    Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;

4.    Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and at the time you file your request for consideration for Deferred Action with the USCIS;

5.    Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or you lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;

6.    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 Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and

7.    Have not been convicted of a felony,
significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to public safety or national security.

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