Deferred Action and DREAMers
Dedicated Immigration Attorneys Assisting Chicago Clients
Many of the undocumented immigrants in the United States are minors who live in the country simply because their parents chose to do so. Fortunately, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes that these minors and young adults deserve opportunities to thrive just like any other child and should not have to live in constant fear of removal or deportation as they grow up. In order to better allow these individuals to pursue educational and professional goals and to become productive members of their communities, immigration laws provide special provisions for qualified young immigrants and their parents.
In order to qualify for deferred action or the DREAM Act, you must meet specific criteria and follow sometimes complex immigration procedures. Anyone who wishes to learn their rights under these immigration laws should seek assistance from an experienced Chicago immigration attorney at Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC for help today.
Qualifying for DACA
Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) is a type of relief granted to certain undocumented children at the discretion of USCIS. DACA provides temporary exemption from the threat of deportation. Deportation action is granted on a case by case basis and the following are some of the criteria you must meet:
- You entered the U.S. before age 16;
- You have lived in the U.S. continuously since the beginning of 2010;
- You have graduated from high school, are enrolled in school, have a GED, or have received honorable discharge from the military;
- You have no convictions on your record for felonies or serious or multiple misdemeanors; and
- You are not a threat to safety or national security.
Even if you meet these criteria, you are not guaranteed deferred action by USCIS. To increase your chances of qualifying for DACA, you should always have a qualified immigration attorney helping you through the process to ensure your application materials are timely and accurate.
Providing Quality Legal Assistance to DREAMers
Though the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act has been long debated in Congress, the term DREAMers has been applied to young individuals brought to the United States who wish to reap the educational and professional benefits available to lawfully present individuals. Though it can seem risky to come forward and admit to USCIS that you are an undocumented immigrant, an attorney can help you qualify for deferred action and obtain a Social Security number and a work permit so that you can pursue your dreams in the United States.
Contact An Experienced Deferred Action And Dreamers Lawyer Today
At the Chicago law office of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, our highly experienced team of Chicago immigration attorneys have been assisting individuals with a wide range of immigration matters for more than 40 years. We have helped many DREAMers apply for a obtain deferred action so that they may succeed without the constant concern of deportation. You should not delay in consulting with a skilled immigration attorney regarding your case, so please call 312-332-2550 to learn more about how we can assist you.