Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
DACA is a federal program that allows people who meet certain criteria to request consideration of deferred action for a period of three years, subject to renewal, and work authorization. Deferred action means deportation may be deferred for a period of time. DACA does not provide lawful status.
The requirements include:
- The applicants was younger than 31 as of June 15, 2012.
- The applicant came to the United States before reaching his or her 16th birthday.
- The applicant has continuously resided in the United States from June 15, 2007, to the present time.
Visit the DACA website for more information.