Deferred action is a discretionary decision by the U.S. government to not pursue enforcement against a person for a specific period. While DACA does confer present lawful status, it does not cure any prior period of unlawful presence nor does it confer permanent resident status. A grant of deferred action can be renewed or terminated at any time.
Those with deferred action status and an economic necessity to work can apply for employment authorization for the time period of the deferred action. In the state of California, a work visa can lead to a Social Security Number and a Driver’s License, among other benefits.
Through “verifiable documentation” an individual must show that they:
All individuals must submit biographic information and undergo a biometric background check prior to receiving deferred action.
Employment, Social Security Number, Driver’s license, valid auto insurance and the comfort of being in lawful immigration status for the period of DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals opens the door for you to receive Employment Authorization through the federal government.
Yes, even if you are subject to final orders of removal you may submit an application once the application period begins.
The possibility of denial is one big reason why we recommend consulting with an attorney before applying. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is not guaranteed! Applicants will be documenting their removability to a government agency that can initiate removal proceedings so you should only apply if you can clearly show that you meet the eligibility criteria. A denial based on an individual’s criminal record or fraud in their application may make that individual a high priority for removal.
Patricia has been so helpful and provided excellent service. My husband and I are so grateful for all the help she has provided to help me immigrate to the United States. We really could not have gotten through it without her help. A big thank you to Patricia\'s assistant, Ingrid as well for always being prompt with responses and helping us get all the paperwork ready at each stage. I highly recommend Patricia for anyone who needs immigration help.
Thank you Miranda and team for the excellent service provided. Miranda is a compassionate, understating, extremely knowledgeable and professional attorney. Her team was always on top of everything making my legal process less stressful. I could never thank Miranda and her assistant Ingrid for holding my hand throughout this difficult process (literally). Miranda is one of the BEST immigration lawyers ever! I would definitely recommend her.
They represented my custody case and handled it like it is their own case and they are best in Monterey County.
The entire team at MMM are superstars! I appreciate all the time and prep that went into my original case many years ago. And now recently, I asked for some help on a follow-up custody matter that I felt I could handle myself but just needed their expertise to properly represent all the important details. They are knowledgeable, extremely thorough, and prepared me for every possible scenario. I can't thank them enough!
My partner and I sought legal advice on bringing my fiance' to the United States with this office after having called a few immigration attorney offices around Monterey County. Having never sought legal advice before it was a refreshing experience in which we both really felt that Patricia listened intently to our goals and needs, and then not only gave us thorough advice, but also she really showed a lot of empathy with our situation and all the challenges we faced in what we trying to do. I would definitely recommend this office for anyone who is unclear about what..
Working with Patricia was a professional encounter unlike any other, an absolute 5-star experience. From the first moment, we walked into our consultation until the moment our case was closed and my husband walked away with his permanent resident card Patricia was communicative, professional, and thorough. Her team contacted us every step of the way providing valuable process and law changes we would not have been able to catch if we tried to navigate this endeavor alone. Patricia answered our endless question stream with thoughtfulness and care, calling us countless times to ensure we were clear on every piece of..
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