Have you been living and working in the United States for a long time now, but perhaps living “under the radar?” Or are you trying to find a legal method of keeping someone you love in the United States?
Hiring an experienced DACA lawyer, such as Hykel Law Firm in Philadelphia, is the shortest and most direct route to remain in the U.S.A. and obtain a work permit and driver’s license. Renee Hykel Cuddy, our founding attorney and DACA lawyer, has an abundance of knowledge and experience in helping her clients stay in the United States legally and ethically.
DACA stands for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” and is a legal process that can assist qualifying immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to avoid removal action (commonly called “deportation proceedings”). Upon approval, successful recipients will become eligible for a work permit,driver’s license and social security card among other benefits.
To qualify for DACA, you must meet the following criteria:
- You came to the U.S.A. on or before your 16th birthday
- Currently be at least 15-years-old
- You came to the United States on or before June 15, 2007
- You have not left the U.S.A. for a long period of time since you first arrived
- Completed high school or a GED program or be actively enrolled in school to complete one
- You currently do not have an lawful immigration status in the U.S.A.
If you meet these requirements you should apply for DACA to obtain a work permit and driver’s license. Most importantly, the government will not deport you if you are granted DACA. Hykel Law can help you collect the necessary papers to prove you have been here since 2007. Our DACA Lawyer has obtained many approvals for applicants who did not think they had enough documents to have their case granted.
Any criminal charges posed against you, whether felony or misdemeanor, can greatly impact your DACA application. Therefore, if you have any kind of criminal record, it is essential that you speak with Hykel Law’s DACA attorney in Philly prior to filling out or filing any paperwork.