The 10th anniversary of DACA, a government program created to protect the rights of innocent children and their fight to become United States citizens, will be commemorated in the summer of 2022. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was launched during the Obama administration in 2012 to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The children were unlawfully and unknowingly brought to the U.S. and now have no pathway to legal status. Program recipients are often called Dreamers, to reflect their American Dream.
DACA is a politically popular program that protects around 800,000 people and gives young undocumented immigrants:
The DACA program requires that the DACA status and work permit be renewed every two years.
In December 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the DACA initiative in a narrow 5-4 ruling.
Under normal circumstances, the criteria for seeking DACA protections revolve around the applicant’s age and physical location on certain dates. To be eligible for DACA protection, a potential recipient must have been:
An experienced DACA lawyer can explain the new policy developments around U.S. immigration laws and how they might affect your and your family’s situation. Knowledge of the legal system is a powerful tool to protect people from deportation. To discuss your situation, call 630-912-0322 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced DACA attorneys today.
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