Deferred Action (DREAMERS)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to the United States – Available beginning August 15, 2012
If you were under age 16 when you entered the U.S. and are now under age 31, Call us to see if you may qualify for deferred action and a work permit.
DC Metro Immigration Law PLLC is authorized to assist you with deferred action if you entered the U.S. as a child. See below for more information:
What is deferred action for childhood arrivals?
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
2. 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;
3. 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;
4. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
5. 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
6. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.