Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Deferred action is a discretionary grant of relief by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It can be granted to individuals who are in removal proceedings, who have final orders of removal, or who have never been in removal proceedings. Individuals who have deferred action status can apply for employment authorization and are in the U.S. under color of law.
Over the past three years, this administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. The DHS continues to focus its enforcement resources on the removal of individuals who pose a danger to national security or a risk to public safety, including individuals convicted of crimes with particular emphasis on violent criminals, felons, and repeat offenders.
However, the DHS will exercise prosecutorial discretion as appropriate to ensure that enforcement resources are not expended on low priority cases, such as individuals who came to the United States as young children and those who meet other criteria. If you came to the United States as a child, are presently in high school, or already graduated, attorney Alex Solomiany can guide you through the process of obtaining a deferred action, assist you with getting employment authorization and help with other immigration issues.
Are You Eligible for Deferred Action as a Childhood Arrival?
You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:
- 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 the USCIS;
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of 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, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Individuals who demonstrate that they meet these guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may be eligible for employment authorization. Since the program began, attorney Alex Solomiany has successfully filed applications for numerous recipients of this new benefit.
Experienced Immigration Lawyer in Miami, Florida
Attorney Alex Solomiany has extensive experience handling immigration issues, and he is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. This certification recognizes Mr. Solomiany’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the area of immigration and nationality law.
Discuss Your Case in a Consultation
To arrange a consultation with Florida lawyer Alex Solomiany, call 305-373-1105 or contact the law firm online. The Law Offices of Alex Solomiany, P.A., is located on 999 Brickell Avenue PH1102 Miami, FL 33131.