Texas DACA Lawyers

(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to take appropriate action to preserve and fortify DACA, consistent with applicable law. Based on current guidelines, you may request DACA if you:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  • 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;
  • Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  • 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
  • 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.
What Documents Should You Include With Your DACA Application?

While each case varies, we suggest including the following records with your DACA Application:

  • Two (2) Passport-Style Photographs;
  • Clear and Complete Copy of your Birth Certificate;
  • Copy of your Passport;
  • Copy of your Marriage Certificate;
  • Copy of your Children’s Birth Certificates;
  • Copy of any prior Immigration Records Available;
  • Copy of your Complete Academic Transcript;
  • Copy of your Employment Records;
  • Copy of your Criminal History;
  • Copy of all Tax Returns you have filed; AND
  • Any other Records evidencing your continuous presence in the United States
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