DACA – Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals

The Rothrock Law Firm files Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) cases in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples.  If you are otherwise illegal, DACA may allow you to remain temporarily  in the United States and work legally. DACA is a discretionary grant of relief by the Department of Homeland Security.  It can be granted to individuals who are in removal proceedings, who have final orders of removal, or who have never been in removal proceedings.  Individuals who have deferred action status can apply for employment authorization and are in the U.S.  DACA does not offer you a green card and can be revoked at any time.


Qualifications for DACA

  • You must be under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • You must have arrived in the United States prior to turning 16.
  • You must have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007
  • You were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and at the time of applying for DACA
  • You entered without inspection prior to June 15, 2012, or status expired prior to June 15, 2012
  •  You are currently in school, graduated, obtained a GED, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Armed Forces or Coast Guard of the U.S.
  • You have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, 3 or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to public safety or national security.

To learn more about DACA, call the Rothrock Law Firm at (239) 206-2363.

About Carl Rothrock

Carl Rothrock is an immigration lawyer in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples, Florida. He represents local and international individuals and businesses to obtain visas and green cards. In addition, he handles complex immigration matters, including 601-A waivers, deportations and EB-5 investor visas.