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DACA Renewal

Deferred Action is only valid for a temporary, two-year period but you can apply to renew or extend this relief:


Here are some immigration benefits you get through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):


  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protects you from getting deported.


  • DACA allows you to get a work permit (also known as an Employment Authorization Card). A work permit, through Deferred Action, would allow you to get a social security number and, then, possibly apply for a state driver’s license.



Eligibility Requirements for DACA:


  1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  5. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.



Who Can Renew

You may request a renewal if you met the initial 2012 DACA guidelines and you:

  • Did not depart the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent DACA request that was approved; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.


Contact an immigration lawyer at IISLG and we can help you with DACA renewal or review your options for eligibility for other Deferred Action programs. 

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Important information from USCIS about DACA:


Due to federal court orders, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.