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You may request DACA if you:

  1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;

  2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th 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. Had no lawful status on 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; and

  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Age Guidelines

Anyone requesting DACA must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. You must also be at least 15 years or older to request DACA, unless you are currently in removal proceedings or have a final removal or voluntary departure order.

IF YOU HAVE NEVER been in removal proceedings, OR your proceedings have been terminated before making your request – you must be at least 15 years old at the time of submitting your request and under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.

IF YOU ARE in removal proceedings, HAVE a final removal order, OR HAVE a voluntary departure order, and ARE NOT in immigration detention – you must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012, but you may be younger than 15 years old at the time you submit your request.


DACA Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals


The information contained herein is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.  You should consult with your immigration attorney for an in depth evaluation of your case.

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