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Dallas Deferred Action Immigration Attorney

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work permits. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.

You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:

  1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.
  2. Came to the United States before reaching your sixteenth birthday.
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time.
  4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS.
  5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012.
  6. 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 an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States.
  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Contact our office today if you believe that you meet these criteria.

Fort Worth Lawyers For Youth Immigrants

At  Petty & Associates, PLLC , we keep track of the constantly changing landscape of immigration policy. As political changes occur, immigration law can change significantly. It is important that you have representation that is committed to remaining on top of these trends.

Our attorneys keep our clients aware of all options available to them, and we leverage every available benefit to the advantage of our clients.

**Disclaimer: The future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is currently uncertain. 

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss how recent changes in legislation could impact your immigration status, please  contact  a Dallas Deferred Action immigration lawyer at our Texas firm today at 214-905-1420.

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