Martinez Manglardi, P.A. has successfully processed hundreds of cases involving DACA for immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. Our Board Certified expert has extensive experience processing some of the most complex cases for deferred action, including cases involving misdemeanor drug offenses and drug trafficking charges, among other serious offenses. The basic requirements for a deferred action application are outlined below, but you may need a Board Certified expert to establish one of the many exceptions to specific legal requirements. If you are unsure whether you meet one of the exceptions, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys.
To be eligible for deferred action you must meet the following basic requirements:
1. You must have arrived in the United States before your 16th birthday;
2. You must have continuously resided in the United States since June 15th, 2007 until present;
3. You must have been physically present in the United States on June 15th, 2012, without lawful status;
4. You must be currently enrolled in school, have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate;
5. You must have no significant “misdemeanor” offenses or felonies; and
6. You must be under 31 years of age as of June 15th, 2012.
On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced it would end the deferred action program. As of October 5, 2017, U.S. immigration authorities are no longer accepting applications for deferred action. We are urging Congress to act promptly to protect these immigrant youths, who entered the United States without documentation through no fault of their own.
If you have any questions, please call our immigration professionals at 407-487-4558