August 14, 2012 - USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas held a telephonic conference today to announce that the forms required have been printed and are ready for filing on August 15, 2012. Additionally he clarified the process for becoming an applicant for deferred action under Obama’s” dream act” (now called DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
If approved, the applicant will receive deferred action, which for a limited period of time grants work authorization, and protection from deportation. If you entered the U.S. before age 16 and are between 15 and 30 years old, and have continuously resided in the U.S. for 5 years before June 15, 2012, then you may qualify if you do not have certain criminal convictions and are either in school now, or have your high school diploma or GED certificate.
The forms that will be required are:
- Form I-821D;
- Form I-765; and
- Form I-765 W
Once the application is received, it will be reviewed and a notice will be sent the the Application Support Unit (ACS). If the application is insufficient, a request for more evidence will be sent to the applicant. Some applicants may require an interview at the immigration office. Each case will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Once approved, each applicant will receive ann employment identification card.
Avoiding Scams and Preventing Fraud
Make sure you seek information about requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals from official government sources such as USCIS or the Department of Homeland Security. If you are seeking legal advice, choose a licensed attorney or accredited representative.
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