What is Deferred Action?
Deferred Action is a federal policy that grants temporary protection from deportation, as well as employment authorization and a social security number, to certain undocumented immigrants who qualify. Deferred action can be granted through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Eligibility information
The eligibility information listed below is generalized. To receive an eligibility screening by an accredited expert, contact us.
- Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday.
- Have lived in the United States continuously since at least June 15, 2007.
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012.
- Were born on or after June 16, 1981.
Benefits of Deferred Action
Why should you apply to get Deferred Action? Read the personal story of Jose Carrasco Sandoval, whom IIBA helped gain Deferred Action through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Additionally, below are the top reasons for getting Deferred Action, as identified by DACA-mented individuals (people who have received DACA).
- Gain protection from deportation.
- Get a social security number.
- Get an Employment Authorization Card.
- In some states, get a driver's license. (In California, get a standard, unmarked, driver's license instead of an AB 60 driver's license)
- Ability to apply for a bank account.
- Ability to apply for a credit card.
- Ability to pass a background check.
- Gain the confidence and security to become politically active.
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