Deferred Action for Childhood Enrollment
Former President Barack Obama began this program in 2012, allowing immigrants who lack visas but meet several requirements to stay and work in the country for two years and renew the permit after that. President Donald Trump has continued the program. Immigrants are eligible if they: ■ Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
■ Came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday
■ Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time ■ Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of the deferred action request
■ Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or let lawful immigration status expire as of June 15, 2012
■ Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
■ And have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.