Initial DACA – December 4, 2020 USCIS was required to accept Initial Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals or DACA applications.
To apply for DACA you must:
Be at least 15 years old,
Be born after June 15, 1981,
Arrived in the U.S. before reaching your 16th birthday,
Have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, up to the present time,
Was physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and at time of making DACA request,
Had no lawful immigration status or lawful status has expired prior to June 15, 2012
Is currently in school, has graduated from high school, has obtained a certificate of completion from high school, has obtained a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Armed Forces, and
Have not been convicted (as an adult) of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, three or more non-significant misdemeanor offenses, or does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.