On June 15, 2012 President Obama, under executive action, changed Homeland Security policy to not initiate deportation of non-threatening illegal immigrants who came to the United States before age 16. This process is know as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Today (August 15) was the first day U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting requests for deferred action.
Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
In order to be considered for deferred action an individual must make a request to the USCIS. Per the USCIS, an individual may request deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:
Additional considerations and answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed here: http://1.usa.gov/LhQrYl.
Requesting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival
Forms, fees and filing instructions for requesting deferred action for childhood arrival are available at the USCIS website.
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