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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an Obama Administration program that allows eligible, undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children to receive a renewable two-year work permit and a two year deferral from deportation.  Even though DACA does not provide a path to lawful permanent residence status, or citizenship, it allows undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the U.S.

Certain criminal convictions are an automatic bar to DACA eligibility.  Reducing, dismissing, or expunging these convictions can sometimes remove that bar to eligibility.

Click on the links below to see if you might be eligible for a reduction, dismissal, or expungement.


You can petition the court to withdraw your guilty plea and dismiss the case after successful completion of a Deferred Entry of Judgment.
Certain types of convictions, both felony and misdemeanor, can be dismissed. This will eliminate the conviction as an automatic bar to DACA eligibility.
Can reduce certain low level felony convictions to a misdemeanor, including simple drug possession and petty theft offenses under $950 in value.

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