Helping You Remain In The United States
One of the scariest things for people who do not have legal standing to be in the United States is the constant fear of being deported. To be thrown out of the country to possibly go back to a dangerous political environment can be a frightening prospect. The good news is that there might be a good legal option to prevent you from being deported or removed.
Attorney Zaki Ali, Trial Lawyers helps protect people who might be facing deportation and removal. With more than 20 years of experience, he has a thorough understanding of your rights and the legal processes involved with protecting your immigration rights. Our legal team is deeply committed to helping you through the process. We serve clients in Anderson, Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
At our law firm, we care deeply about our clients. We are here to help you.
Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals
Most people who are found without official documentation and authorization to be in the country are deported and removed (sent back). However, there is an exception in the law for people who were brought here as children. The law is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). According to DACA, people who qualify will not be deported.
To qualify, you need to meet some criteria, which include:
- Being born before June 15, 1981
- Being brought into the United States before your 16th birthday
- Having resided here without interruption since before June 15, 2007
- Having had no lawful status in the country as of June 15, 2012
- Having been physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of petitioning for DACA
There are a few other requirements in addition to these. But the general point is that you were brought into the country before you were 16, and you have been here continuously ever since.
Although the process might look complicated, we can help you through every step so that you avoid deportation and removal.