Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
You may get a work permit through an application for deferred action if you:
1. Are under 31 years old (as of June 15, 2012);
2. Arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16;
3. Were in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and at the time of filing for deferred action;
4. Have lived in the U.S. continuously since June 15, 2007;
5. Entered the U.S. without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
6. Are currently in school, graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, GED, or honorable discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the U.S.; and
7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
The information above comes directly from U.S.C.I.S. You can find more information at uscis.gov or call us at 713-627-2789.
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