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Question: My Daughter and I were brought to the US In 1992 by our sponsor. My daughter is 25 and married to a us citizen but has no status due to her sponsor not filing proper paperwork. She has 2 children that are us citizens. She's lived in the us for 22 years what are her options.?

Answer: On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of three years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.

The following information explains the guidelines for requesting DACA for the first time. If you need further information, call our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283An image or 1-800-767-1833An image (TDD for the hearing-impaired). Customer service officers are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in each U.S. time zone.

Guidelines

You may request DACA if you:   

1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;

2. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
 
3. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;

4. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

For further information, consult the following website:

http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca

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  • My Daughter and I were brought to the US In 1992 by our sponsor. My daughter is 25 and married to a us citizen but has no status due to her sponsor not filing proper paperwork. She has 2 children that are us citizens. She's lived in the us for 22 years what are her options.?

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