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Providing guidance through the DACA program. 

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented by the Obama administration in 2012. The DACA program, presently encompassing approximately 800,000 participants, does not provide legal status nor does it currently establish a pathway towards acquiring U.S. citizenship. Nonetheless, it does afford safeguards against removal and other notable privileges to undocumented individuals brought into the United States as minors.

At Francis Law, our adept team is proficient in assessing your eligibility for DACA status and facilitating the acquisition of benefits. Moreover, we offer staunch support in renewal efforts if you are already in possession of such status.

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Understanding the DACA Needs

  • The DACA program bestows numerous significant benefits upon its participants, notably including the provision of temporary protection from removal for individuals with active DACA status.

    DACA participants can also:

    • Secure a work permit
    • Obtain a driver’s license in most states
    • Procure a social security card
    • Travel in and out of the country for work, education, or humanitarian reasons

    The DACA status, along with its associated benefits, remains valid for intervals of two years. Renewing the DACA status every two years is crucial to avoid susceptibility to removal. In the absence of program interruptions and provided that the eligibility requirements continue to be satisfied, the DACA status can be indefinitely renewed. Nonetheless, it is important to note that the DACA program does not provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship or any other form of legal status.

    The DACA program has historically faced disruptions due to political developments and systematic maneuvers. In recent years, numerous DACA-related restrictions have been introduced and subsequently reversed. At present, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting new applications and renewals, although this situation is subject to potential change in the future. Our proficient DACA attorney in Chicago is available to guide you through the latest developments and assist you in exploring the full range of immigration options at your disposal.

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