In order to be eligible for deferred action for childhood arrivals, the applicant must meet many requirements and be able to prove it. He must show he arrived in the US before he turned 16 years old. He has lived in the US continuously since June 15, 2007. He was in the United States on June 15, 2012. He graduated or is currently in high school or he has taken or is preparing to take the GED. He cannot have a significant criminal history either. There are several other baseline requirements that all DACA applicants must meet before deferred action will be approved by USCIS.
Our client arrived in the United States when he was nine years old, and we were able to prove his continuous presence since that time by providing school immunization records and other public school attendance records. We provided W2s and other tax documents to prove continuous presence for the last five years. We gave USCIS bank records to show he was in the United States on June 15, 2012.
Our client also received work authorization which will allow him to work legally in the United States for the next two years. We intend to file for advance parole so our client can visit his ailing grandfather in Mexico. He has not seen his grandfather for many years, and, unfortunately, the grandfather will likely pass away some time soon. DACA approved immigrants are eligible for advance parole in certain limited circumstances, and we hope that having a terminally ill grandparent will qualify.
If you are considering the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals process, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a consultation. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you to help you better understand the process and whether you have a viable case.
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