Like many people who were brought to the United States from another country when they were children, you may have questions about your eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Young people in Georgia who are considering applying for deferred action often have questions about the benefits of the program and may have concerns about the application process.
High school graduates who came to the U.S. with their parents before age 15 may be eligible for deferred action under DACA. Many people believe that immigration authorities designed DACA to bait undocumented immigrants into disclosing their information to more easily identify and deport them. However, thousands of people nationwide have been approved to live and work in the United States on a temporary basis without having to fear deportation. Our firm has helped more than 1,500 people apply for deferred action. DACA approval, typically good for two years, allows people to apply for and receive Social Security numbers, work permits and drivers' licenses. People whose applications are approved are also temporarily immune from deportation.
Because of our years of experience in immigration law, we have an understanding of the process of applying for deferred action that allows us to advise clients on how to optimize their applications and coach them to prepare for interviews. We know the urgency with which many people apply for deferred action, and we are committed to helping young people remain in the United States and pursue their dreams of obtaining their college degrees, joining the military or achieving other goals.
The attorneys at our firm may be able to help you determine whether you are eligible for deferred action and advise you of your other options if you are not. For more information on the immigration services we provide, please see our page that provides an overview of the Deferred Action program.