In the uncertainty of Donald Trump’s election and recent DACA news and rumors, it’s easy to believe false information about your rights and opportunities. Here’s what you need to know about the current state of DACA.
2012 DACA StandsThe 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy is still in place. That policy offers non-immigrant legal status to applicants who:
- Came to the United States before 16th birthday.
- Have lived continuously in the United States since June 15, 2007.
- Were under age 31 on June 15, 2012 (i.e., born after June 15, 1981).
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making a request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS.
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012.
- Have completed high school or a GED, have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, or are enrolled in school.
- Have not been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanors, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.