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Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)

On November 20, 2014, the President announced that, within six months, USCIS would begin accepting requests for DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. If you receive deferred action under DAPA, you may be able to stay in the United States temporarily without fear of deportation. In addition, you will be considered for employment authorization, which would allow you to work legally in the United States, for a three year period.

You may be considered for DAPA if you:

1) Have lived in the United States continuously since Jan. 1, 2010, up to the present time;

2) Were physically present in the United States on Nov. 20, 2014, and at the time of making your request for consideration of DAPA with USCIS;

3) Had no lawful status on Nov. 20, 2014;

4) Had, on Nov. 20, 2014, a son or daughter, of any age or marital status, who is a U.S. citizen (USC) or lawful permanent resident (LPR); and

5) Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors; do not otherwise pose a threat to national security; and are not an enforcement priority for removal.