DACA Requirements Under the Biden Administration
Under the new presidential administration, initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) applications are being accepted again. This means that if someone has never filed for DACA, they can do so now.
Why would you want to apply for DACA? The main benefit of DACA is work authorization. When you are granted work authorization, you may work lawfully in the United States for a period of 2 years. You may also apply for a driver license and social security card when you have work authorization.
What are the requirements for DACA eligibility?
1. You were under age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
2. You arrived in the United States before you turned 16 years old;
3. You have lived continuously in the United States from June 15, 2007 to now;
4. You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and when you submit your application;
5. You had no lawful status on June 15, 2012,
6. You are a student right now, you have graduated from high school or equivalent, or were honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces; and
7. You have no criminal history or a very limited criminal history.
If you think you meet these requirements and wish to discuss your eligibility, Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Cuenca located in Tampa, Florida would be happy to speak to you. You can contact her via phone at 813-693-2094 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.