Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival – DACA:

On June 15, 2012, immigration officials announced a new “deferred action” program that provides eligible applicants with two-year temporary legal status which may be renewed. To qualify for this deferred action program, an applicant must meet these requirements:

  1. Arrival in the U.S. before age sixteen (16).
  2. Lived in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, and present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012.
  3. Currently in school, OR graduated from high school, OR has a GED certificate, OR honorable discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard or Armed Forces, OR enrolled in a credible GED certificate program.
  4. Never convicted of a felony conviction OR three or more misdemeanors, OR a single “significant” misdemeanor.
  5. No conduct posing a threat to public safety or national security.
  6. Not over age thirty-one (31) as of June 15, 2012.
  7. At least fifteen years (15) old at time of application.

For more information, visit www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals or call USCIS 1-800-375-5283.

USCIS FILING FEE- $465.00 made payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (fee subject to change by USCIS)

At Cherkaoui & Associates PLLC we represent DACA applicants on three tiers as follows :

  • TIER 1 CASES- Attorney Fee is $1000.00 (DACA applicant has records; proof of entry date; proof of physical presence; and no arrests)
  • TIER 2 CASES- Attorney Fee is $1,500.00 (DACA applicant lacks some of the qualifying records; proof of presence; has no serious arrests)
  • TIER 3 CASES- Attorney Fee is $2,000.00 (DACA applicant has at least one or more arrest for a misdemeanor that is not significant but needs an Attorney to explain the basis and equities for DACA applicant to be eligible for DACA)


And remember, there is NO charge UNTIL we recover for you.