Common Complications When Applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") (PDF)
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals provides young individuals living in the United States who do not have legal status with deferred action and employment authorization for two years. Preparing a DACA application might seem fairly straightforward. However, complications can arise depending on an applicant's travel, immigration, educational, and criminal history. This article explores and answers the most common questions.
Jordana L. Mosten is a Skadden Fellow at Public Counsel in Los Angeles. She is an attorney in the Immigrants' Rights Project. Prior to joining Public Counsel, Ms. Mosten served as a law clerk for the Honorable John A. Mendez in the Eastern District of California. Ms. Mosten graduated from Stanford Law School in 2010 with pro bono distinction and received her undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rice University.
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