DACA Lawyer in Phoenix

DACA Attorneys in Phoenix AZ

Our experienced staff of immigration attorneys have successfully handled thousands of DACA cases.  We are proud to be able to help such an amazing community of young immigrants.  It has been our honor to get to know so many fantastic young people.

We are passionate about representing our DACA clients.  Our job is to make sure that the DACA renewal process moves as quickly and precisely as possible.

We understand how important DACA is to our clients and our attorneys carefully review each application.

DACA Renewals

Currently we are only accepting DACA renewals.  However, that might change, as recent court rulings have suggested that the courts may force the Trump administration to accept initial applications.  As always, we stand by our clients and will do everything we can for them.  Should there be a change in the law, we will immediately post it on this page.

If you would like to have your DACA renewal handled by an attorney who truly cares, give us a call at 602-989-5000.  We will take the time to get to know you and welcome you to our family of DACA clients.

Free DACA Consultations

Below, please find a history of DACA and the basic requirements for initial petitions and renewals.  Please keep in mind that initial petitions are NOT currently being accepted.

DACA Basics

In 2012, the government announced a new program that can help some people who are here without legal status receive work authorization and limited protection from deportation.  It’s called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “DACA.”

If you are thinking about applying for DACA, we have some important information and tips we would like to share with you.  Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation about DACA and we hope to help you better understand your options.

DACA gives you permission to work in the United States.  It also gives you what is called “deferred action.”  Deferred action is a fancy term that means that the government will choose not to deport a person who is in the United States without any lawful immigration status.  DACA is discretionary, which means that immigration officers do not have to approve every DACA case.  DACA is currently granted for 2 years, and is renewable at the end of those 2 years.

DACA Requirements:

First: you must be 15 or older to qualify for DACA.

Second: You must have come to the United States before you turned 16 years old.

Third: You must have been under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012.

Fourth: You must have had no lawful immigration status on June 15, 2012.

Fifth: You must be physically present in the United States when you submit your DACA, and you must have been physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012.

Sixth: You must be physically present in the United States from June 15, 2007 through the current date

Seventh: You must currently be in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States.

Finally:  You must not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Here’s how the process worked prior to September 2017.

Gather all documentation

  • You will be required to prove that you meet all of the qualifications. This means that you must gather documents to show that you have lived in the United States since June 2007, that you have graduated high school or are currently enrolled, and that you entered the United States before you turned 16.
  • Common examples to show physical presence include vaccination records, school records, medical records, bills, bank statements, and receipts.
  • File your Application
    • Once you have gathered all of the necessary documents, you are able to apply for your DACA.
    • Cost: $465)
    • Processing time: 6 months – 1 year

There are certain situations that may make you ineligible DACA.  Don’t file for DACA if:

  • You have used fake documents to enter the United States
  • You have sold, smuggled, or trafficked drugs
  • You helped anyone else enter the United States illegally
  • You have told someone before that you are a U.S. citizen
  • You have been convicted of any felony offense
  • You have been convicted of any crime involving domestic violence; sexual abuse or exploitation; burglary; unlawful possession or use of a firearm; drug distribution or trafficking; or, driving under the influence; even if it was a misdemeanor
  • You have left the United States without permission on or after June 15, 2012
  • You did not enter the United States before you turned 16
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Alcock & Associates has helped me greatly when acquiring and renewing my DACA permit. They are extremely kind hearted and go above and beyond to help the people.

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Really professional lawyers. Took two different cases based on immigration from us. One with Cody for the deportation withheld process thank you so much for everything for closing completely the deportation process against my husband.

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Very good group of lawyers who work, for your interests without any rest. Thanks to that today I can say that I am a resident I do not have how to thank everything they did for me. Thank you very much and may the Lord bless you.

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This will be my third time coming with Alcock & Associates for my Daca and as always they never disappoint, everyone here is super helpful and welcoming! Thank you Kirk for helping with my renewal

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