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Deferred Action for Parental Accountability Program DAPA Immigration Lawyers DAPA Requirements

An individual may qualify for DAPA - Deferred Action for Parental Accountability - if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Continuous residence in the United States since the date of January 1, 2010.
  • Presence in the United States on November 20, 2014 and at the time of the DAPA application.
  • Did not have lawful immigration status on November 20, 2014.
  • On November 20, 2014 had a child who was a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • The individual must not be an enforcement priority for removal.

Through this program the applicant will be eligible for deferred action of removal and a three (3) year work authorization.

Immigration Evidence You Should Gather for DAPA
  1. Basic documents
    • Birth Certificate
    • Identification (ID)
    • Three (3) pictures passport style
    • Copy of your passport and visa
    • Copy of the birth certificate of your United States or Legal Permanent Resident child
    • If your child is a resident, copy of the resident card
    • Proof of residency in the United States from January 1, 2010 through and including the present time
    • Proof of physical presence in the United States on November 20, 2014
    • Any criminal records, including copies of any court dispositions
    • Copy of income tax returns
  2. Full document list of what you should gather by category:

    Click on the categories below in order to determine what documents you should gather to support your DAPA request:

    1. Identifying Document(s)
    2. Proof of relevant Parent/Child relationship
    3. Proof of physical presence in the United States on November 20, 2014
    4. Proof of continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010 to present

For More Information on how you can prepare for DAPA, CONTACT US NOW!

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Our immigration web site pages were prepared when our personal injury & wrongful death law firm also provided assistance to some of our clients with immigration matters. Our law firm does not do that any longer. Our lawyers and law offices continue to concentrate in handling serious injury and wrongful death cases in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and all of California resulting from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, hit & run and uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) accidents, dog bites & dog attacks, premises liability accidents including slip & fall, trip & fall and burn injury cases. Our lawyers have handled personal injury and wrongful death accident cases for over 45 years. We have successfully resolved thousands of injury accident claims over that time, with a success rate better than 98%. However, if you need any immigration help we are happy to refer you to an immigration lawyer. Meanwhile, we have left these pages on our web site with this notice to continue to try to provide some useful general information to the public. As always, the information in this web site is general information only that is not intended to provide nor should it be relied upon to provide specific advice for any specific legal matter as, among other reasons, all facts and circumstances should be considered. You are advised and encouraged to consult with an experienced attorney for specific advice about your particular personal injury, wrongful death, accident, immigration or any other legal claim, case or matter. If you ever need any help or legal advice, please call us now at 818-222-3400 or 1-866 INJURY 2 or simply click here to reach us 24/7. On injury accident cases our initial consultation still is absolutely FREE and we work on a contingency fee. That means we do not receive any fee until we win. And then the fee comes out of the recovery which means that the fee is actually paid by the insurance company and does not come out of your own pocket. If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to helping you.

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