Deferred Action (DACA)
Initiated in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows certain individuals to apply for deferred action for a period of two years. Deferred action is essentially protection from deportation; however, it offers benefits such as employment authorization to individuals granted DACA. Lopez Immigration Law has extensive experience preparing successful DACA applications as well as renewal applications.
In 2014, an expansion of this program, as well as a similar program for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, was initiated. However, the program has been postponed temporarily. Please follow our blog for the most up-to-date information.