DACA Requirements An individual must:
Applications You can submit your request for deferred action on the I-821D “Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" form. You must submit this form, together with the I-765 form requesting a work permit, to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Information about work permits is available on USCIS’s website at www.uscis.gov/i-765. You must show an economic need for employment in order to get the work permit. Requests for deferred action must be mailed to the USCIS Lockbox. (Go to www.uscis.gov/i-821d for more information about the mailing address and instructions.) If USCIS finds that your request is complete, it will send you a receipt notice. USCIS will then send you an appointment notice to visit an Application Support Center (ASC) in order for you to have your fingerprints taken. USCIS will notify you of its final determination in writing. Resources We encourage you to check out NILC and United We Dream’s Frequently Asked Questions. If you or anyone you know is interested in requesting deferred action, please attend a community forum or workshop to get more information and make use of free or low-cost legal clinics run by nonprofit organizations. Also, contact your local immigrant youth organization or another immigrant advocacy organization in your community and ask them to refer you to a licensed, reputable lawyer. Or you can use the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s directory to find a lawyer.
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