Oakland DREAM Act Lawyers
Many younger California residents are afraid of deportation from the United States, even though they have grown up in the U.S., their primary language is English, and they are very much American. The problem is that their parents do not have documentation.
The DREAM Act (DREAM stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is a proposed set of laws meant to help children of undocumented immigrants.
Although the DREAM Act itself has never passed into law, the Obama administration has created a new form of similar relief called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which grants relief and documentation to people who immigrated as young children to the U.S. — though DACA is only available on a temporary basis.
Eligibility For Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
To be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an individual must:
- Have entered the United States before he or she reached the age of 16
- Be younger than 31
- Have lived continuously in the United States for at least the last five years, before June of 2012
- Have graduated from high school, earned a GED, or be enrolled in high school
- Have a clean criminal record with no felonies, no serious misdemeanors, no history of gang involvement and no reason to be considered a public safety or national security risk
Can The DREAM Act or DACA Help Me?
At the Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. in Oakland, California, our team of immigration lawyers helps eligible clients seek deferred action and pursue their dreams. If you or a loved one meets the criteria, regardless of your immigration status, you can apply for the deferred action program.
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If you need the advice of a Oakland attorney regarding DREAM Act matters, visas or green cards, our firm can help you. We serve clients throughout Northern California. Contact us now we offer free 15 minute case evaluations.