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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Applications

With President-elect Donald Trump set to take office in January, the future is uncertain for undocumented individuals. President-elect Trump could revoke or discontinue President Obama’s executive order governing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Therefore, now is the time for interested individuals to take action to apply for the DACA program. Under DACA, qualified individuals can obtain a driver’s license and Social Security number, work authorization, and are sometimes able study or travel outside the country.

  • You must meet the following criteria to apply:
  • You came to the United States under the age of 16;
  • You have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2012;
  • You are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
  • You have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; and
  • You are not above the age of 30

There is no right of appeal under the DACA program, so it is important that the application is prepared correctly the first time. Attorney Paul Schultz has extensive experience representing qualified individuals in applying for the DACA program. Mr. Schultz can be reached in our Philadelphia office at (215) 567-1530 or our New Jersey office at (856) 273-6679.

 

Published December 20, 2016

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