DACA: Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals

June 18, 2020: GREAT NEWS!! The U. S. Supreme Court has issued a decision blocking the Trump Administration from ending DACA.  Please feel free to call the office for news about this decision at 813-915-1715.  We await anxiously for USCIS to issue rules to move forward with the new DACA applications.

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.