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On November 20, 2014 President Obama signed an executive action saving two types of immigrants from deportation:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. Must have lived in the United States since Juanuary 1, 2010
  2. Must have entered the U.S before the age of 16
  3. Must reside in the U.S on November 20, 2014
  4. Must be currently in school, graduated from high school, and recieved GED or honorably discharged from Coast Guard/ Armed Forces
  5. 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?

  1. For DAPA; parents can apply 180 days after announcement date, which is May 19, 2015
  2. 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?

Check out my book 7 Secrets to Successfully Prepare for an Immigration Reform. You could find this book at or our website at www.AndresMejerLaw.comFind us on Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter

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