What is DACA?

DACA, also known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an immigration policy in America, that allows certain individuals who have unlawful presence in the US, after having been brought to the United States as a child, to obtain a  2-year long deferred action from being deported, and also receive work authorization during the period of deferred action. In order to be eligible for this program, the applicants cannot have any kind of misdemeanor or felony associated with their record.


The people who are eligible to apply under DACA, must satisfy the following requirements, although it needs to be noted that even if the applicant has met the criterions, it does not necessarily mean that he/she has been given approval. The requirements include:

  • Experienced unlawful presence in the US, after having entered the country prior to their 16th birthday
  • Have been living in the US on a continuous basis since June 15, 2007
  • They were born on June 16, 1981 or after that
  • Had physical presence in the US on the date of June 15, 2012, as well as during the filing of the petition to get consideration for deferred action with the USCIS
  • Experienced no lawful status as of June 15, 2012
  • Have already completed their GED or high school, or were honorably discharged from the US armed forces, or is enrolled in a school at the present
  • Does not have any felony or serious misdemeanor charges, or 3-4 minor misdemeanor chances to his/her name and would not prove to be a threat to public safety or national security of the country anyhow

DACA is a complex process that requires legal expertise and can prove to be quite confusing for normal people. We at Law Offices of Carmelia Taylor, PLLC. are here to provide legal representation in pursuit of your application for deferral of deportation under DACA, and promise to guide you smoothly through this legal process

Avoid Notario Scams

The immigration procedures within the US can beexpensive and can involve long waiting periods to navigate complex issues. For this very reason, it is common that foreign nationals are exposed to individuals who claim to be experts in such laws and legal processes and call themselves licenciados, notarios or legal multiservice providers. They hold themselves out as competent in preparing applications and forms for submission to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Although many of them are community representatives and want to help out in whatever way they can, there are also many who do not mean well, and cause irreparable and drastic harm to your case as a result of not understanding the complexities or the uniqueness of each case.

The reality of such service providers is that they rarely have any formal legal training, and although they claim to be experts in immigration laws, they do not have the slightest idea regarding the complex concepts and legal analysis required to understand the intricate details of US immigration laws. Moreover, they have not passed state bar exams as required by lawyers to become licensed. For this reason, they are not allowed provide legal advice.

US immigration laws are quite complex and sensitive and even the slightest mistake on your part can harm your chances of getting approved, or more importantly cause you to be placed in removal proceedings. While there are some people who mean well, there are numerous unscrupulous people that seek take advantage of your status and eventually defer your dreams. 

We at Law Offices of Carmelia Taylor, PLLC., caution youagainst using notario services without understanding the complexities of your case. The  are trained individuals who have passed the bar examination and are legally capable of providing legal advice regarding various application forms for immigration. Choose us today to enjoy the services of more than 20 years of experience to advice you on how to realize your dreams of living, working or studying within the United States.

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