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Immigration DREAM Act Lawyer

The immigration law offices of Ronzio & Associates represents individuals who are looking to live and work in the United States. If you came to the U.S. as a child and are currently undocumented, please feel free to contact our law office to discuss your legal options with an immigration DREAM Act lawyer.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act stands for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act. While the DREAM Act has not passed, other changes to legislation are making it easier for certain undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.

On June 15, 2012, President Obama — through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — ordered deferred action for individuals who came to the U.S. at a young age. This policy implements many of the same features as the DREAM Act would have. Some of the benefits of DACA for individuals who qualify include:

Stalled deportation: Individuals who qualify would not be deported from the United States for a period of two years.

Permission to work: Certain undocumented immigrations may get permission to work in the United States through DACA.

Other privileges: Individuals who qualify for DACA may be able to get a Social Security number and even a driver's license.

In order to qualify for DACA, individuals must have come to the United States before turning 16. These individuals must be under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. Additionally, these individuals must have lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007. A background test must also be passed. There are additional qualifications for DACA that can be discussed with an immigration attorney.

If you applied for the dream act and you were approved, you have the opportunity to apply for an extension. You can apply within 90 days of the expiration of your work authorization.

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Contact a Los Angeles DREAM Act Attorney

To learn if you meet the requirements for DACA, or to discuss other immigration options with an experienced attorney, please contact us online today. Call our law office in Los Angeles at 866.441.1458.

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