Any person living in the United States that entered the country as a child now have a legal option to continue residing in the country. This has been brought about by a new law that was passed on August 15th, 2012, simply known as DACA. It is basically a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals which grants such residents further temporary residency within America for study or work purposes.
Any person that is 15-31yrs of age by June 15th, 2012 will be allowed to apply for deferment. The minimum allowable age could be reconsidered in the event that the child is in the process of deportment back to their country of birth. Residents that immigrated to the USA from birth-16yrs old and who have stayed inside the borders without leaving from 2007-2012 will also be eligible to apply.
Additionally any folks that were permitted entrance without any inspection, or whose immigration status has legally expired by the cutoff date of 15/06/2012 will fall under the allowable applicants. Private or Government subsidized Scholars presently studying at any type of institute or receiving training towards a specific vocational career are also welcome to submit applications for deferment. The USCIS websites have an extensive listing of educational facilities and vocational areas that are incorporated into the Deferred Action Act.
Exclusions are nonetheless put in place for all immigrants with noted misdemeanors or criminal records against them. This exclusion includes those perceived as a threat of any kind or where drug crimes; sexual offences; domestic disturbance; illegal firearms; DUI or burglary have been recorded. Notwithstanding a suspended sentence, those immigrants who have also spent over three months in prison are also not eligible for deferred action.
Where valid reasons can be presented as explanation for leaving the country for short periods of time, the five year rule may be excluded. Nonetheless deportation will not be considered for exclusion regardless of the circumstances. People that are found to have participated in illegal actions while visiting another country will face the same exclusions under this law.
Forms can be filled in at DHS offices or obtained and completed via the web sites. Applications are free except when the person wants to work in the US and if background checks are requested. The fee may be waived where disability, poverty, medical debt and foster care cases are involved.
Legal employment is only possible if all EAD documents are completed in full. Successful applicants may only work once all the authorization documents are received. This documentation will be legitimate for a period of 24 months, there after applicants will have to renew the permits.
Prior to traveling outside the USA, advanced parole must be applied for, if this is not done then US entry could be denied. Applicants who are not successful in gaining deferment may reapply. It must be noted that DACA is not a replacement of the DREAM act where permanent citizenship is granted.
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