DACA is a protection from deportation that gives you an employment authorization card for 2 years. You qualify if:
- Have at least 15 years
- You were under 31 years old on June 15, 2012
- You entered the United States before your 16th birthday
- You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and when you filed for DACA
- You entered without inspection or your non-immigrant status expired on June 15, 2012
- You are enrolled in school, graduated from high school, or received a General Education Degree (GED)
- You have not been sentenced to certain crimes
Currently, only DACA renewals can be filed. On September 5, 2017, President Trump revoked DACA and some federal courts ruled against President Trump. The Courts allow applicants to file DACA renewals.
In October 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the legality of DACA. The Supreme Court will have a decision in early 2020. However, you can still file for DACA renewals.