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.
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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.
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