You may be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) if you:
- Are at least 15 years old
- Were born after June 15, 1981
- Came to the United States before your 16th birthday
- Were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and when applying for DACA
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012
- Have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 until the present
- Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, OR were honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard or Armed Forces
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors
- Do not pose a threat to national security or public safety
Please note that, at this time, USCIS will NOT approve first-time DACA applications due to a federal court ruling issued on July 16, 2021. We strongly recommend that you consult an immigration lawyer or a nonprofit legal service provider about your specific case.
You can also use United We Dream’s detailed DACA Application Checklist or Immigrants Rising’s free and anonymous Immigration Legal Intake Service to help you understand your eligibility for DACA.
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