DACA (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals)
If you are seeking an attorney to learn about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, it is most likely because you are in the United States and want to stay. Or perhaps you are searching to help someone you love. Either way, it is important to work with an experienced immigration lawyer to help you through the process.
Fakhrudeen Hussain, founding attorney of Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez, and DACA lawyer in Van Nuys, has a wealth of experience helping clients stay in America. Give our office a call for a no-cost consultation about the options for your situation. We represent clients in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Encino and throughout California’s San Fernando Valley who are in the country illegally and want to stay.
Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals
Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) is a legal process that can help qualifying U.S. residents who are in the country illegally avoid deportation and removal actions. Once DACA is approved, successful applicants will get work permits and become eligible for travel permits.
To qualify, you must:
- Be under 31 years old as of June 15, 2012
- Have arrived in the United States before you turned 15 years of age
- Have arrived in the United States before June 15, 2007
- Have graduated from high school in the United States or be a current high school student in the U.S.
If you qualify, the deportation and removal process will be deferred. During that time, we can help you obtain a two-year work permit to stay in the country. This can be an important step in becoming a green card holder and the citizenship process.
It is important to note that criminal charges — misdemeanors and felonies — can impact a DACA application. If you have any criminal record, talk with an immigration lawyer before filling out your DACA application.
“I came to the United States as an immigrant, and I went through a challenging process of getting a student visa, struggling for work and finding a sponsor for a work-based visa. I know the challenges you are facing, and I am committed to helping you.”
∙ Fakhrudeen Hussain, attorney at law
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