Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a type of “temporary” benefit that has allowed nearly one million non-citizens to live and work in the U.S. DACA beneficiaries may also be able to apply for DACA “parole”, which allows them to depart and return to the United States.
The laws surrounding DACA are changing constantly, and Immigos can help explain if you are eligible for a new or renewal DACA benefit.
As the name implies, DACA is actually a type of “deferred action”. Deferred action provides all of the benefits of DACA—ability to live and work in the U.S.—issued on a one- to two-year basis with possible renewals. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants deferred action on a case-by-case basis. Certain individuals who are crime victims or witnesses, are otherwise helpful to the U.S. government, or have some other exceptional equity may be eligible.