Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Deferred Action is a USCIS policy announced through Presidential Executive Order in 2012 that allows certain immigrants without lawful immigration status who were brought to the U.S. as children the opportunity to defer removal action for 2 years and obtain employment authorization.
To obtain deferred action under DACA you must meet the following criteria:
The first step to requesting deferred action is completing a form I-821D and form I-765 for work authorization. However, before deciding whether to request deferred action consider the following pros and cons with an experienced immigration attorney.
Deferred Action Renewal
As of the date of writing this USCIS has issued DACA renewal application instructions. DACA registration may continue to be available. However, this is subject to change at anytime.