DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that helps people who came to the United States as children stay in the United States and get a work permit. DACA status is discretionary and must be renewed every two years.
What Are The Requirements For DACA?
- You were under 31 years old as of June 15, 2012;
- You first came to the United States before your 16th birthday;
- You have lived continuously in the United States from June 15, 2007 until the present;
- You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and at the time you apply;
- You came to the United States without documents before June 15, 2012, or your lawful status expired as of June 15, 2012;
- You are currently studying, or you graduated from high school or earned a certificate of completion of high school or GED, or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or military (technical and trade school completion also qualifies); and
- You have NOT been convicted of a felony, certain significant misdemeanors (including a single DUI), or three or more misdemeanors of any kind.
It is important to Consult with an attorney about ANY contact you have had with law enforcement or immigration authorities.
Consult with the qualified attorneys at Mesa Law (603)296-2222 before submitting any application to immigration authorities.
TPS - Temporary protected status (also called "TPS") is a special program that allows people from some countries to stay in the United States temporarily and get a work permit. Currently, the following countries have TPS:
El Salvador - TPS expires March 9, 2018
Haiti - TPS expires Jan. 22, 2018
Honduras - TPS expires Jan. 5, 2018
Nepal - TPS expires June 24, 2018
Nicaragua - TPS expires Jan. 5, 2018
Somalia - TPS expires Sept. 17, 2018
Sudan - TPS expires Nov. 2, 2017
South Sudan - TPS expires Nov. 2, 2017
Syria - TPS expires March 31, 2018
Yemen - TPS expires Sept. 3, 2018
Seek Legal Representation from Mesa Law
If you have any questions about DACA or TPS, call the experienced attorneys at Mesa Law to explore your options and determine if you are eligible for one of these programs (603)296-2222.
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