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Frequently Asked Questions on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • What is Deferred Action?

    A program that permits individuals facing deportation to remain in the US for an undefined period of time

     

  • Who is eligible for Deferred Action?

     

     

    • Those who entered before their sixteenth birthday.

     

    • Have continuously resided in the US since January 1, 2010.

     

    • 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 honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the US.

     

    • Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

     

    • Deferred action will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

     

     

  • How long does deferred action last?

    It is given in three-year increments and must be renewed every three years.

  • Can individuals granted Deferred Action apply for Employment Authorization?

    Yes, they can apply for a work permit. Whenever Deferred Action is renewed, work permits must also be renewed.

  • If individuals are granted Deferred Action, will they be able to obtain driver’s licenses?

    Qualification for a driver’s license is a state-by-state issue.

  • Will qualifying individuals be eligible for in-state tuition at colleges and universities?

    The issue of in-state tuition varies from state to state. NY allows in-state tuition.

  • How can individuals prove their eligibility for Deferred Action?

    Primary Evidence: A lease, car purchase, expired IDs, taxes, pay stubs; Secondary Evidence: School records for children, emergency contact at school and affidavits from witness

     

  • What are the fees associated with the deferred action?

    $465.00 (Work permit + Biometrics).

  • Can individuals in deportation proceedings or subject to a final order of removal apply for Deferred Action?

    Yes, they can. For more information call Immigration Legal Services of Long Island at (631) 617-5269 or at (646) 998-8123.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans or Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA)

  • What is Deferred Action?

    A program that permits individuals facing deportation to remain in the US for an undefined period of time

     

  • Who is eligible for Deferred Action?

     

     

    • Those who entered before their sixteenth birthday.

     

    • Have continuously resided in the US since January 1, 2010.

     

    • 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 honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the US.

     

    • Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

     

    • Deferred action will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

     

     

  • How long does deferred action last?

    It is given in three-year increments and must be renewed every three years.

  • Can individuals granted Deferred Action apply for Employment Authorization?

    Yes, they can apply for a work permit. Whenever Deferred Action is renewed, work permits must also be renewed.

  • If individuals are granted Deferred Action, will they be able to obtain driver’s licenses?

    Qualification for a driver’s license is a state-by-state issue.

  • How can individuals prove their eligibility for Deferred Action?

    Primary Evidence: A lease, car purchase, expired IDs, taxes, pay stubs; Secondary Evidence: School records for children, emergency contact at school and affidavits from witness

     

  • Can individuals in deportation proceedings or subject to a final order of removal apply for Deferred Action?

    Yes, they can. For more information call Immigration Legal Services of Long Island at (631) 617-5269 or at (646) 998-8123.

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P.O. Box 1294,

Water Mill, NY 11976

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