August 14, 2012 - At 1 o'clock today, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas held a telephonic conference announcing the much awaited immigration forms required for filing for the "dream Act" on August 15, 2012. He spent some time clarifying the process for Obama’s” dream act” (now called DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
After application, if approved, the Dreamer will receive deferred action, which for a limited period of time grants work permission, and protection from deportation.
Basic requirements are that an applicant must have entered the U.S. before age 16 and are under the age of 31, on June 15, 2012, continuously resided in the U.S. for 5 years before June 15, 2012, does not have certain criminal convictions and are either in school now, or have a 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 an employment identification card.
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You should seek legal help 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 immigration attorney or lawyer or accredited representative.
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