MICHIGAN DACA ATTORNEYS
Comprehensive DACA Advocacy in Southfield, Dearborn, Warren, and Detroit
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program introduced by the Obama Administration in 2012 that grants certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children and meet other specific criteria protections from removal and other benefits. Though the program has proved controversial and has sustained numerous disruptions as the result of legal action and court decisions, DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of individuals to live and work in the United States.
If you are an existing DACA recipient but are concerned about renewals or other issues related to your status, you have come to the right place. At Haque Legal, we understand the stress and uncertainty that can come with depending on a program that constantly seems to be in flux. Our Michigan DACA lawyers are ready to help you successfully navigate the renewal process, access benefits, or resolve any other problems that may impact your future in the United States. With our team-oriented approach and focus on client satisfaction, you can expect compassionate, responsive support every step of the way.
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The client lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a tree. As a result, they suffered a traumatic brain injury, herniated discs, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and ongoing case management.
$1,000,000 Personal Injury
The client suffered a brain injury, spinal disc injuries requiring surgery, knee replacement, severe and permanent disfigurement.
$650,000 Car Accident
A hit-and-run driver rear-ended the client. The client needed two spinal surgeries, post-operative physical therapy, injections, lost wages, and attendant care.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR DACA?
Protections and benefits offered by the DACA program are only available to a select group of undocumented immigrants who meet very specific requirements. It is important to note that, because of court rulings, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not currently processing DACA applications, meaning you cannot submit a new application at this time.
It is unclear if USCIS will ever be in a legal position to start accepting new applications again or what the long-term future of the program will be. As of 2023, only existing DACA recipients can continue to benefit from the policy so long as they keep up with their renewals.
If you currently have DACA status, you meet the following requirements:
- You entered the United States without valid status before you turned 16
- You have lived in the United States since June 15, 2007
- You were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012
- You had no lawful status in the United States on June 15, 2012
- You were physically located in the United States on June 15, 2012, and when you submitted your initial DACA application
- You have a high school degree or have completed a GED or are currently in school or were honorably discharged from the military
- You do not have a disqualifying criminal record (meaning you have no felony convictions, no serious misdemeanor convictions, and have not been convicted of three or more misdemeanors)
- You do not pose a threat to public safety or national security
WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS
In every case, we take on, our priority is always to exceed your needs and expectations. We look at the big picture, so we can achieve the highest level of client satisfaction and client results possible.
Because we choose to work as a team, our clients benefit from our deep-rooted connections within the community and the strength of our networking power.
We are committed to the community that we serve and are always finding new ways to get involved and partner with nonprofits within Michigan.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO RENEW DACA STATUS?
DACA status is issued in two-year increments, meaning you must renew your DACA status every two years. USCIS permits and recommends submitting renewal request materials between 120 and 150 days before your current status is set to expire.
To successfully renew your DACA status, you will need to demonstrate:
- You have lived continuously in the United States since your last renewal
- You did not leave the United States since your last renewal without approval
- You continue to not have a disqualifying criminal record (including no felony convictions, no serious misdemeanor convictions, and no more than two convictions for other misdemeanors)
Having to renew the status that protects your future in the United States so frequently can be tedious at best and stressful at worst. Our Michigan DACA lawyers recognize what is at stake and can work to make this process as convenient and painless as possible. We are familiar with how USCIS processes renewal requests and will leverage this knowledge to position you for success.