Maui Immigration Law is doing FREE consultations for potential DACA young people to determine eligibility. Call the office to schedule at (808) 244-5858.
DACA Eligibility Requirements:
- Under age 31 as of June 15, 2012 (born after June 15, 1981);
- Came to U.S. before 16th birthday;
- Continuously resided in U.S. since June 15, 2007;
- Physically present in U.S. on June 15, 2012 (and at time of request);
- Undocumented as of June 15, 2012 (Entered lawfully; or your lawful immigration status expired, or was terminated);
- Currently in school, have graduated High School or obtained certificate of completion from H.S., have a GED, or are an honorably discharged veteran of U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Armed Forces; and,
- No felony convictions; no significant misdemeanors; nor three (or more) other misdemeanors; and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security.
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling (some details subject to change):
- Current DACA recipients continue to be protected from deportation and eligible for benefits under program (ex., work authorization).
- Eligible DACA recipients can continue to apply for renewal for two more years.
- ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEVER HAD DACA CAN APPLY AS SOON AS THE USCIS WEBSITE IS UPDATED. WE CANNOT SEND IN NEW INITIAL APPLICATIONS YET, BUT WE CAN PREPARE THEM AND HAVE THEM READY TO GO.
- All eligible individuals should consult with a legal service provider for:
- Information about applying for first time; Renewing existing DACA; and/or Screening for eligibility for other (more permanent) immigration options.
- Advance Parole MAY again allow DACA recipients to travel outside U.S. and return. However, details are unclear and the COVID-19 pandemic may limit ability to travel. Check with a legal service provider for more information.