The Reform program will be open to individuals who:
• have a U.S. citizen or LPR son or daughter as of November 20, 2014;
• have continuously resided in the United States since before January 1, 2010;
• are physically present in the United States on November 20, 2014, and at the time of
• have no lawful immigration status on November 20, 2014;
• are not an enforcement priority, which is defined to include individuals with a wide range of
criminal convictions (including certain misdemeanors), those suspected of gang involvement
and terrorism, recent unlawful entrants, and certain other immigration law violators
• present no other factors that would render a grant of deferred action inappropriate; and
• pass a background check.
DAPA grants will last for three years. The DAPA program should be ready to receive applications
within 180 days.