Deferred action in Oklahoma for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and throughout the United States is a program that has garnered a substantial amount of national attention of late and for good reason.
DACA provides opportunities to immigrants, including Fry & Elder immigration law attorneys Lorena Rivas and Ruth Calvillo who strongly believe the program should remain intact to help other young people reach their full potential.
Oklahoma DACA Procedure Explained
Oklahoma DACA procedure involves 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 Oklahoma DACA procedure process, you must 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.
Oklahoma Immigration Law Attorneys Who Care
Both Fry & Elder immigration law attorneys Lorena Rivas and Ruth Calvillo have been directly impacted by immigration law, which, ultimately, helped lead them into the legal profession.
Rivas is the proud daughter of two Mexican nationals who instilled a strong value in her at a young age to continually serve and represent her Latino community and family, which she does as an immigration law attorney.
Immigration law has also directly affected Calvillo.
She is a first-generation American who grew up in Los Angeles after her parents immigrated to America in the early 1980s from Guatemala.
Calvillo always makes time to give back to the Tulsa community and has encouraged others to also do so.
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Fry & Elder is not just one of the most decorated firms in Oklahoma, but in the United States. Fry & Elder has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of Best Law Firms from 2014-2018.
Whether you have questions about DACA (deferred action in Oklahoma) or any other immigration law matter, we encourage you to contact Fry & Elder today to set up a consultation with a proven Oklahoma immigration and trial lawyer.