On June 15 of 2012, President Barack Obama announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As of August 2012, eligible undocumented youth can submit their DACA applications to U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services. Those approved, receive temporary relief from deportation and work authorization. This post is a compilation of various helpful sources regarding DACA.
Who is eligible for DACA?
» Young people (born on or after June 16, 1981) who came to the U.S. before the age of 16.
» Don’t have lawful immigration status.
» Have lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007.
» You must be at least 15 years old
» Currently in school or a graduate of high school or GED recipient or honorably discharged military veteran.
» You must also have a clean criminal record and pass a background check.
For official information on DACA, visit the USCIS website: “Consideration with of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”
To receive updates, advice on applying for DACA, and much more, check out “United We Dream DACA” and UWD’s campaign “Own The Dream”. These sites also have the latest news on immigration and a list of free community clinics across the United States that help undocumented youth apply for their initial, and renewal, DACA requests.
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