Deferred action in Oklahoma for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and elsewhere is a discretionary determination to defer removal action against an individual for 2 years and benefits foreign nationals who entered the United States as children. Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.
To qualify for Deferred Action in Oklahoma You Must:
- Have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.
- Came to the U.S. prior to your 16th birthday
- Have continuously been present in the U.S. from June 15. 2007, till the present.
- Currently be in school, have your diploma or a GED certificate
- Have not been convicted of a felony or a significant misdemeanor.
To begin the deferred action in Oklahoma process start collecting documents to show you have met all the listed requirements. Most applications are approved within 90 days, if there are no delays. Approved applicants may receive an employment authorization card that is valid for 2 years and may be able to apply for a social security number and driver’s license in most states.
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Whether you have questions about deferred action in Oklahoma or any other immigration law, we encourage you to contact Fry & Elder today to set up a consultation with a proven Oklahoma immigration and trial lawyer.
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