Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that allows certain qualifying people who came to the United States as children to apply for deferred action. For up to two years, DACA recipients may be able to remain in the United States without fear of deportation. If you believe you qualify for DACA, our firm can help you.
Our DACA immigration lawyers in Scottsdale, AZ, are here to guide you through the steps and help you understand what to expect throughout the application process. A Scottsdale immigration lawyer from our firm is prepared to support you as you seek to remain in the U.S.
How Our DACA Immigration Attorneys in Scottsdale, AZ Can Help You
Our DACA immigration attorneys understand the daily uncertainty of living with a shifting legal status. We can help you apply for DACA, giving you the peace of mind to stay in the U.S. and apply for a work permit.
Our immigration attorneys can also help you by:
- Explaining how DACA impacts your status in the U.S.
- Reviewing your options
- Determining the requirements to reach your goal
- Helping you gather the information you need to include in your application
- Defending you from deportation
- Assisting you in getting the documents you need to function in the U.S., such as a driver’s license, social security card, or work permit
We have an experienced legal team of over 100 individuals prepared to do all of this and more when you come to New Frontier Immigration Law for help with DACA.
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Guidelines to Qualify for DACA in Scottsdale, AZ
According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you may qualify for DACA if you meet the following criteria:
- You were under 31 years of age on June 15, 2012
- You came to the U.S. before you turned 16 years old
- You have remained in the U.S. from June 15, 2007, until the date you requested DACA
- You were present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and at the time you requested DACA
- You did not have lawful immigration status on June 15, 2012, or any time before that
- You are enrolled in school, or you have graduated or obtained a certificate equivalent to graduating high school
- You have not been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors
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How to Renew Your DACA With Our Scottsdale, AZ Lawyers
There is a lot of paperwork involved in renewing your DACA. Our attorneys are up to date on the latest court decisions and how they may affect your application. We are here to help.
You may apply for renewal online or by mail. Although each case has specific requirements, this is the basic procedure:
Online DACA Renewal
- Create a free account at USCIS.
- Fill out the required forms I-821D, I-765, and I-765WS. Forms not available to fill out online will need to be downloaded, filled out, then uploaded to your account. If you have an account, your previous DACA renewal form will help you fill out the forms with information that has not changed since your previous application was completed.
- Pay your application fees and upload any requested supporting documents.
DACA Renewal by Mail
Filing and tracking your DACA renewal application online is helpful, but sometimes it’s not possible. The essential steps for applying by mail are the same as applying online:
- Download and fill out the necessary forms, using your previous renewal application as a guide, if possible.
- Determine the filing fees and provide appropriate payment.
- Read the instructions carefully and follow directions exactly. Applications may be returned for the smallest of errors.
- Make copies of everything, including your supporting documents, and mail the packet to the correct address.
Eligibility for DACA Renewal
Typically, if you met the requirements for your initial DACA application and were approved, you must additionally meet the below guidelines to be eligible for DACA renewal:
- You didn’t travel without authorization outside the U.S. after August 14, 2012
- You have lived in the U.S. from the time you were granted your last DACA to now
- You have not been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors and are not a national security risk or a threat to public safety
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What You Can Do If Your DACA Is Not Approved
If your request for DACA was not approved, you generally are not able to appeal the decision or attempt to reopen your case. However, in some circumstances, you can request for your case to be reviewed by the USCIS to determine if an administrative error was made in the denial of your application.
Our DACA immigration lawyers in Scottsdale, AZ can help you determine the reason why you were denied DACA. Then, we can help you explore your options for remaining in the U.S.
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Contact Our DACA Immigration Attorneys in Scottsdale, AZ Today
We are ready to bring the full power of our law firm to your case. We want to hear your story. Our team knows how overwhelming it can feel to attempt to navigate the immigration process alone.
Let us guide you as you apply for DACA or renew your application. To get started with New Frontier Immigration Law, reach out to us for a strategic session.
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