Can you apply for DAPA if you were detained by Border Patrol in the past?

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I have a friend that meets all of the requirements for DAPA. However, when he first arrived to the U.S. he did so by crossing the border where he was detained by Border Patrol officials. Is there any sense from USCIS if people in his position will be able to apply?

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Having been previously detained by Border Patrol doesn't prevent a person from applying for DAPA assuming they meet the other eligibility guidelines. You can review the DAPA eligiblity guidelines here: http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/14_1120_memo_deferred_action.pdf

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