According to the New Jersey Office of New Americans, nearly 2 million refugees and immigrants live in New Jersey. Some of these individuals might benefit from learning about DACA-Form 1-821D, also referred to as the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
What is DACA Form 1-821D?
DACA Form 1-821D is a request form for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children and want protection from deportation. Upon approval, the form grants temporary protection from deportation. The form can also possibly allow the immigrant to obtain a work permit.
The applicant must complete the form and submit it to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In addition to their contact information, an immigrant who submits a DACA Form 1-821D must prove they’re eligible for DACA.
Criteria for DACA eligibility include:
- Being younger than 31 years old
- Having arrived in the U.S. before turning 16 years old
- Living full-time in the U.S.
- Being a student, being a high school graduate, having a GED or being honorably discharged from the military
- No misdemeanor or felony convictions
Approval for DACA-Form 1-821D
Approval means the applicant receives temporary protection from deportation for two years. The applicant may also get permission to work legally in the U.S. But it’s possible to renew the form when the period ends.
Immigration laws and policies occasionally change, so anyone who wants to complete DACA-Form 1-821D must obtain the most recent information. Note that approval doesn’t indicate permanent citizenship or residency. It’s a temporary solution that allows the applicant to live and work in the U.S. without the threat of deportation for a specific period.