posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 05:04 PM
a reply to: Asktheanimals
Most DACA recipients have been here for decades. They've gone through background checks, graduated high school and gotten good paying jobs. They've
voluntarily gone to the government and said, 'I'm illegal, I've been here since I was a child, here is my proof.'
The government did their detective work, determined that what they said was true and said, 'you're not in danger of being deported for 2 years.'
Whereby the government is deferring the action of deportation to focus on actual dangerous and threatening illegal immigrants.
It stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and has the following guidelines.
Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
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
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.
edit on 6-9-2017 by links234 because: bad code