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Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals In New Orleans

In June 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain individuals who were brought to the United States as children and met certain guidelines may apply for deferred action for a period of two years. Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) does not grant lawful status, but protects a person from being deported or removed and allows them to apply for work authorization. It is subject to renewal and is an act of prosecutorial discretion. It is vital to file for DACA correctly the first time, which can be achieved with help from an experienced immigration attorney.

At Immigration & Nationality Law Group, in New Orleans, Louisiana, we are dedicated solely to benefit-based immigration concerns, including DACA applications. Before starting on your application, we conduct a lengthy risk-assessment screening to make sure you qualify and can provide all necessary paperwork. We will then work thoroughly on your application to ensure everything is complete and correct, and that all required documentation is included.

Comprehensive Representation From A New Orleans DACA Lawyer

You can apply for DACA if you:

  • Were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • Came to the United States before your 16th birthday
  • Have continuously resided in the United States from June 15, 2007, up to the present time
  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of your application for deferred action
  • Have entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012
  • Are currently in school, have graduated high school or obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces or Coast Guard
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more misdemeanors, or do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

Applications do not require a hearing before a judge, but do entail a lot of complex and detailed paperwork. If you are denied DACA, you may be issued a notice to appear in court for deportation or removal, so it is important to have an attorney help determine if you qualify and ensure your application is correct.

It is also important to work with an attorney who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in order to avoid potential immigration scams. Do not trust your case to an unlicensed person who asks for money up front, guarantees success and doesn't explain the process. Our firm's attorney is a licensed practitioner with experience with these types of cases.

For help with deferred action for childhood arrivals in New Orleans, contact our firm at 504-322-1407 or toll free at 866-585-1072. Or, if you prefer, fill out and submit the online contact form. Se habla español.