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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) immigrants who arrived as children on Aug. 15, 2012.
Deferred action for “dreamers” is a program geared toward young people who have been living in the United States since they were children and who meet certain guidelines. Consideration for this program was originally available to those who were currently in removal proceedings, those who had been issued orders of deportation and those who had never been involved in an immigration matter. As of late 2018, DACA is only available on a renewal basis. As laws and enforcement trends change, it is important to stay in touch with an immigration lawyer if this program may apply to you or a close family member.
Requests for renewal of deferred action status are considered on an individual basis. Applicants must provide biometric information, undergo background checks, complete a specific form and mail the request along with an application for employment authorization and all applicable fees. Our immigration lawyers will advise you on whether you still qualify for DACA and will provide comprehensive help preparing the requested materials to offer you the best chance for approval of your renewal application.
To discuss DACA — sometimes mentioned together with the “Dreamers Act” — and your unique circumstances, please email our firm or call our Corona office at 866-665-1696 to arrange a free consultation with our California attorneys. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Our fees are competitive and we accept credit cards.
The following content was published on the USCIS.GOV website on Aug. 3, 2012. As of 2018, DACA is available on a renewal basis only. Talk to an immigration lawyer to learn how current laws apply to your situation.
USCIS to begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action on August 15, 2012.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security today provided additional information on the deferred action for childhood arrivals process during a national media call in preparation for the August 15 implementation date.
On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may be eligible, on a case-by-case basis, to receive deferred action. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is finalizing a process by which potentially eligible individuals may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals.
USCIS expects to make all forms, instructions, and additional information relevant to the deferred action for childhood arrivals process available on August 15, 2012. USCIS will then immediately begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals.
Information shared includes the following highlights:
Individuals may begin to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals on August 15, 2012. Please contact our office for an appointment immediately to determine if you or your loved one qualifies for this process.
Disclaimer by USCIS: Immigration law could be complex, and it is impossible to describe every aspect of every process. You may wish to be represented by a licensed attorney or a nonprofit agency accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Contact us at U.S. Law Center for more information about how the DACA program may affect your loved ones and your immigration status in the United States. We are here to help. We invite you to email us or call our Corona office at to arrange a free consultation with our Riverside DACA immigration attorneys.