Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
One of the main parts of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act is that it allows for young immigrants to live in the United States without fear of deportation and gives them the opportunity to work legally. This concept is known as deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). The process of qualifying for this type of relief can be complicated and having experienced legal counsel in your corner can help position you or child for success.
Our immigration attorneys are experienced with deferred action for childhood arrivals. We represent immigrants and their family members throughout Massachusetts and across the United States. We will work hard to protect your rights and interests while we guide you through the important parts of the DREAM Act.
Qualifying for Deferred Action Under the DREAM Act
The deferred action for childhood arrivals plan is designed to enable young immigrants to contribute to the U.S. economy and society. However, not everyone will be eligible for this action. In order to qualify for the deferred action plan, an immigrant must:
- Have arrived in the U.S. before turning 16 years of age
- Have continuously lived in the U.S. for at least five years prior to June 15, 2012
- Currently be enrolled in school, or have graduated from high school or possess a GED
- Have not been convicted of a serious crime, including certain misdemeanors
- Have been under the age of 31 prior to June 15, 2012
It is important to note that deferred action is not a permanent fix to many common immigration problems and it does not provide permanent resident status. However, it can be an important step on the road to citizenship and naturalization. We can help ensure that all of your forms and documentation are in order to help ensure that you receive the benefit of this historic plan.
Speak With Experienced DREAM and DACA Attorneys
Our immigration attorneys have helped people throughout Massachusetts and across the United States with various DREAM and DACA related immigration issues. If you have questions, call us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our law offices are located in Boston and Watertown, Massachusetts with easy access and ample parking. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.