in San Antonio, Texas
DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country before turning 16. DACA does not enable an individual to gain permanent residency but can offer the ability to seek a social security number, authorization for work, and temporary protection against deportation.
To qualify for DACA status, a person must:
- Have arrived in the United States before they turned 16 years old.
- Have lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010.
- Have been physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, until when you apply for DACA status.
- Not had legal status on June 15, 2012, or at the time of applying for DACA status.
- Either be currently enrolled in school, have a high school diploma, have a GED, or have an honorable discharge from the military.
- Not be previously convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors.
What you will need:
- You will be required to prove that you meet all of the qualifications. This means that you must gather documents to show that you have lived in the United States.
- Common examples to demonstrate physical presence include school records, medical records, bills, etc.
- File your Application
- Processing time: 6 months – 1 year
Here at the Cumbas Law Group, we understand that applying for DACA can be confusing and overwhelming. To find out if you are eligible and would like to discuss your options, please call (210) 739-6070 to schedule a consultation.