My husband has one misdemeanor, Driving While Impaired. This was punishable by 60 days in jail or a $600 fine. It happened 7 years ago. Is this still considered a significant misdemeanor?

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While the the details of the DAPA process have not yet been released, a conviction for driving under the influence is considered a "significant misdemeanor" and prevents consideration for DACA. We expect DUI offenses to similarly preclude consideration for DAPA. Since impaired driving related offenses vary from state to state your husband should review his record with a licensed attorney who can analyze the conviction in his case and advise him as to whether or not it prevents him from consideration for deferred action.

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