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Las Vegas DACA Immigration Lawyer

Millions of young, undocumented people across the country have lived in the United States since they were children and call this country home. But until recently, they have had to live in fear of deportation and had difficulty getting a well-paying job or a higher education. However, now a new immigration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) makes it possible for some immigrants to work and to receive exemption from deportation for a limited period of time.

At De Castroverde Law Group, we applaud the young men and women who wish to live exciting, productive, and prosperous lives in the United States, even if they did not enter the country legally when they were children. We are committed to helping anyone who is eligible for DACA status complete their application and tackle any other related immigration issues.

What is DACA?

As part of his plan for immigration reform, President Barack Obama began the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in June 2012. The immigration policy allows some undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States for two years without threat of deportation and gives them the opportunity to work. The policy is for those who came to the United States before the age of 16 and who are currently under the age of 31.

Although DACA status only lasts for a short number of years, and although it does not directly lead to U.S. citizenship, it does give young people an opportunity to access many of the rights and benefits of U.S. citizens. For example, someone with DACA status can:

  • Apply for and receive a Social Security number
  • Legally live and work in the United States.
  • Receive employment benefits and health insurance benefits.
  • Get a higher education.
  • Get a driver’s license.
  • Get a bank account and credit cards.
  • Participate in community activities.

About 1.7 million people are eligible for DACA status and about 75 percent of those eligible are original residents of Mexico and Central America.

DACA Eligibility Requirements

In order to obtain DACA status, you must meet a number of different requirements, including:

  • You must have arrived in the United States before you were 16 years old.
  • You must currently live in the United States.
  • You must have continuously lived in the United States since June 15, 2007.
  • You are currently in high school, have a high school diploma, have a GED, or have an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • You do not have a significant criminal record, such as a felony or a serious misdemeanor.
  • You do not pose a threat to national security or public safety.
  • You were 30 years old or younger on June 15, 2013.

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There have been several recent changes to the DACA program and, in addition, more changes may take place soon regarding eligibility and guidelines. The best way to stay abreast of these changes and to fully understand the law is to speak with a qualified and knowledgeable immigration attorney. Our legal team can help you understand whether you are eligible and how you can best secure DACA status. Specifically, we can help you with the following tasks and legal issues:

  • Submitting Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
  • Submitting forms to obtain a work permit.
  • Collecting information and evidence for your application.
  • Proving that you entered the United States before age 16.
  • Proving that you have been in the United States continuously since 2007.
  • Proving that you have an economic need for employment.

To learn more about our DACA-related legal services, contact our law firm today.

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We are here to help you with your immigration legal issue, no matter how big or small. Our team of Spanish speaking immigration attorneys will guide you through the following:

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Why You Should Hire an Immigration Attorney

We are here to help you with your immigration legal issue, no matter how big or small. Whether you need assistance with a visa petition, or whether you need to bring your immigration case to federal court, our legal team can guide you through the system and find a resolution.

Immigration issues are stressful and have a huge effect on your family. Our Las Vegas immigration lawyers aim to ease this difficult time and help you reach a solution.

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  • Blue check mark IconWe can help you and your family through every step of the process, from representing you at your deportation hearing to appealing removal orders to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Blue check mark IconIf you wish to work in the United States, you have a variety of immigrant and non-immigrant visas to choose from. We are here to help you with work visas, work permits, and employment authorization documents.
  • Blue check mark IconWhether you already have a green card or whether you are just starting to explore the avenues to becoming a naturalized citizen, we can help.
  • Blue check mark IconWhile some simple immigration tasks do not absolutely require legal representation, other legal issues, such as appeals, greatly benefit from the help of an experienced immigration attorney.
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Information & Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Family-Based Immigration?

    One common type of immigration is family-based immigration. This occurs when one family member already lives in the United States lawfully, and another family member uses his or her relationship as a basis for immigrating to the U.S. There are two different types of immigration that are considered family-based:

    • Immigration of immediate relatives: There is no numerical limit on how many relatives are allowed to immigrate under these provisions. These laws cover the spouses, unmarried minor children, and parents of U.S. citizens. In order for a parent to apply, the citizen must be at least 21 years old.
    • Immigration by family preference: The number of family members admitted under these laws is limited to a little under half a million people per year. There is an extremely complicated weighting system that determines which applicants are allowed to immigrate. Family members who can apply under this system include adult children and siblings of U.S. citizens, as well as spouses and unmarried children of lawful permanent residents (LPRs). For a sibling to be considered, the citizen must be at least 21 years old.
  • What is Employment-Based Immigration?

    The United States allows people with certain valuable skills to immigrate either temporarily or permanently to the United States. Permanent employment-based immigration allows 140,000 people per year to come the United States. That number is broken up into various subcategories. As for temporary workers, there are more than twenty different types of visas depending on what sort of work a person will be doing here and what the duration of that work is.

  • Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

    Refugees and asylees make up a portion of those who immigrate to the United States. These people are typically fleeing persecution in their home countries or are unable to return to their homeland due to some sort of extraordinary or life-threatening condition. Each of these programs has strict requirements depending on an individual’s situation.

  • United States Citizenship

    In order for a person to become a United States citizen, he or she must have had his or her green card for at least five years. Under certain limited circumstances, this can be decreased to three years for certain applicants. A naturalization applicant must also be at least 18 years old, be able to demonstrate continuous residency, prove his or her good moral character, pass citizenship exams, and pay application fees in addition to other possible requirements. There are special rules that apply to members of the U.S. military who are seeking citizenship.

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