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On November 20, 2014 President Obama signed an executive action saving two types of immigrants from deportation:
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) young immgrants whom entered the United States before the age of 16 and have been in the U.S for five years.
- Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA) parents of U.S citizens or greencard holders that have been in the country for more than five years.
Requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- Must have lived in the United States since Juanuary 1, 2010
- Must have entered the U.S before the age of 16
- Must reside in the U.S on November 20, 2014
- Must be currently in school, graduated from high school, and recieved GED or honorably discharged from Coast Guard/ Armed Forces
- Cannot be convicted of a felony or significant misdemeanor and cannot be a threat to the national security or public safety.
How soon can I apply for DACA?
- For DAPA; parents can apply 180 days after announcement date, which is May 19, 2015
- For DACA; you can apply 90 days after announcement date, which is February 18, 2015
Is there a cutoff date?
There are no deadlines for the applications or eligibility. However, USCIS will be receiving many applications; it is important to begin right away.
How can you prepare for DACA/DAPA program?
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