Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals In Sacramento

Jennifer Hennessey — the founder of our Northern California law firm — is an experienced and knowledgeable family immigration lawyer. She possesses great empathy for the challenges her clients face, and she knows what it's like to be separated from a family member because of the immigration process.

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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) —  is relief available to individuals who entered the United States at a young age and remained in the United States after many years have passed. An alternative to the DREAM Act that failed to pass Congress, the government can grant deferred action for two years, which is renewable. Removal proceedings or deportation will not take place while deferred action is in place. Instead, applicants can become eligible for work authorization so they can make a living while residing in the United States.

Several eligibility requirements are considered when applying for DACA relief. Although the eligibility requirements may seem straight forward at first, it is extremely important to consult with and hire a licensed attorney to ensure that you are eligible for DACA relief and to ensure that your paperwork is being filed properly. The following basic factors of eligibility include:

  • Coming to the United States under the age of 16
  • Being currently present in the United States and having been present on June 15, 2012
  • Having been continuously present in the U.S. for at least five years
  • Enrolled in school, graduated from high school, obtained a GED, or be an honorably discharged veteran
  • No convictions of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense or multiple misdemeanor offenses
  • Not over the age of 30

The immigration process is not something that you have to endure on your own. The stakes are far too high. Having an attorney at your side protects your rights and gives you peace of mind.

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To schedule a free initial consultation regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in Sacramento, please fill out our intake form. You can also call our law firm at 800-568-0201. We are also available on evenings and weekends by appointment.