Skilled Guidance For DACA And Dreamers Immigration Issues
The DREAM Act has never been enacted as law. However, young immigrants who are enrolled in or graduating high school in the U.S. may now be eligible to apply for temporary relief called “deferred action.”
The benefits of “deferred action” as stated in DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) law could change the lives of a million-plus undocumented young people now living in the U.S.
Groveland attorney Bridgette Bennett, founder of Bennett Law Center in Groveland, stays current on the latest developments in immigration law, and can advise you and your family on a number of effective DACA and “dreamer” legal strategies. Her substantial experience as a DACA and “Dreamers” lawyer in Central Florida can advance your immigration goals.
Bennett Law Center — Bridging The Immigration Gap In Central Florida
Deferred action, in a homeland security context, means that the federal government has the latitude to forego deportation enforcements against certain people for a specific period of time. For childhood arrivals, DACA calls for a two-year grant of deferred action toward those who are not in lawful immigration status, and who entered the country as minors.
Additionally, DACA does not confer lawful immigration status or provide a path to citizenship. Its beneficiaries qualify for work authorization and lawful employment; the ability to apply for a Social Security number; and, if a particular state’s law permits it, the right to obtain a driver’s license.
DACA and a work authorization can be renewed after a two-year period pending fulfillment of certain criteria. The Department of Homeland Security has the authority to renew or terminate a DACA grant whenever it sees fit.
During your initial consultation at the Bennett Law Center, Bridgette Bennett can explain qualification criteria for DACA, and how the Dream Act could provide educational benefits for children of foreign-born parents.
Do you have questions about any aspect of immigration law in Florida? Contact us from wherever you are in Lake County, Marion County or Ocala County. Call 352-557-8989 locally — or 800-785-7060 toll free. You can also email us and find us on Facebook. Weekend and evening appointments may be available by special arrangement. Se habla español.