Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

Receive DACA benefits with the support of our Chicago Immigration Attorneys

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal program implemented in 2012 to protect from removal eligible young undocumented individuals who entered the United States as minors. However, DACA does not grant permanent resident status (“green card”) and it is not a permanent benefit. DACA beneficiaries also receive employment authorization and allow some recipients to receive a travel permit on a limited basis.

This federal program could impact your immigration goals so it is important to be aware of its rules and limitations. DACA is an invaluable immigration benefit for those facing removal proceedings or for those in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).

Speak with one of our experienced immigration attorneys at Vicario Law Group, LLC. today and find out how receiving DACA could help you accomplish your immigration goals in the U.S.

Am I eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

Applicants must meet a set of eligibility requirements in order to qualify for deferred action, such as:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  • Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  • Are currently 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 Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Our team of Chicago immigration attorneys can assist you in applying for DACA:

  • Filing Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Renewing applications for existing DACA recipients
  • Submitting applications for travel permit for travel outside of the United States based on DACA
  • Determining if existing DACA recipients may also qualify for other immigration benefits in the U.S., such as immigrant visas and permanent resident status (“green card”) based on family ties in the U.S.

Schedule a free consultation today to determine your eligibility to apply for DACA. Contact Vicario Law Group, LLC. to receive legal assistance to achieve your immigration goals in the United States. You will receive outstanding legal representation and advice you can trust. We offer free initial consultations at our office in downtown Chicago so call us today at (312) 788-2783 and schedule an appointment to meet with one of our immigration attorneys.