I am going to transfer this to immigration law.
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Many Immigration practitioners are recommending against filing for DACA. Given the current presidential administrations policies, they fear it would subject the person to removal from the country.
Please make sure to consult an immigration lawyer about whether DACA is still worth filing for and what protections they believe you will still have.
There are several requirements.
Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
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;
Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
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
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.
DACA status seems to be considered by the new administration.
Consult with an experienced experienced immigration attorney to see eligibility.
Please note that this is not legal advice, but merely, an answer to guide you in the proper direction. Additionally, no attorney-client privilege has been established. “No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.”
There are several other requirements you must meet before you qualify for DACA. Also, if you never had DACA before, you should consult an immigration attorney before applying.
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