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What is the DACA act?

New Jersey Deferred Action Lawyers

The DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Deferred action allows foreign national children who happen to be illegal immigrants currently in the United States to receive a relief from deportation. Then, if approved, the child can apply for a two year work permit afterwords. To be eligible for deferred action, there are a couple of guidelines to be met such as the applicant must have been younger than 16 years old when he or she entered the country, must have resided here at least for five years before the DACA was put into affect (which is at least five years before June 15, 2012) and must be an illegal immigrant. There are even more guidelines that the applicant must qualify for, which is why having an experienced New Jersey immigration attorney is a worthwhile investment. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our seasoned Essex County deferred action attorneys will go over all the required guidelines and help you fill out and submit all the needed paperwork to make you a legal immigrant. Schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your immigration options at 732-383-6242.