The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy was introduced on June 15, 2012, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under the policy, the DHS set up guidelines to allow certain individuals who came to the United States as children to request deferred action for a renewable period of two years. As of March 2020, more than 600,000 individuals make up the current DACA population. There are over 1 million DACA-eligible individuals in the United States. For eligible undocumented individuals, DACA gives them protection from deportation, a work permit, a social security number, and the ability to access certain benefits like student loans. To find out if you may be eligible for DACA, contact the Nevada immigration lawyers at Janda Law. 

  • Our experienced immigration attorneys represent clients in all types of immigration cases, even the most complex cases.
  • We understand the complexities of the immigration process and will guide you and your family through every stage of the process.
  • At the Janda Law Firm, you are assured of open and sincere communication with your attorney. You will always be in direct contact with your attorney to ask any questions or share any concerns that you may have.

Although there are almost 4 million Dreamers in the United States, only a fraction of them have been recipients of DACA protection. If you are an undocumented immigrant in Nevada, you should contact the experienced Nevada immigration lawyers at Janda Law to discuss your immigration options. You can only get the best that the U.S. has to offer when you are a documented immigrant. Janda Law can help you. Contact us today at 702-758-8888 to schedule your free consultation.

Who is Eligible for DACA?

To be eligible for DACA protection, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012 (that is, your birthdate is on or after June 16, 1981)
  • You entered the United States before your 16th birthday
  • You continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the time you filed your DACA request
  • You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time you filed your DACA request
  • You never had lawful immigration status on or before June 15, 2012, and if you had lawful immigration status it had expired as of June 15, 2012, or before you submitted your DACA request
  • You are currently enrolled in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or armed forces of the U.S.
  • You have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or 3 or more other misdemeanors

There is no guarantee that your DACA application will be accepted even if you meet all the criteria. Approval of your DACA request is at the sole discretion of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 

Apply for Deferred Action with Our Help

If you are an undocumented immigrant who meets the DACA criteria, you should take action as soon as possible. Contact Janda Law to help you seek “deferred action” status in the U.S. We will use our experience and knowledge of the law to put together a strong application on your behalf. DACA protection can open doors to opportunities that allow you to pursue your American dream. Call the Nevada immigration lawyers at Janda Law today to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers for free. Call 702-758-8888 to schedule your free consultation.