USCIS Announces Deferred Action Application Procedures

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the application procedure for requesting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Beginning August 15, 2012, individuals requesting deferred action must submit the requisite fees along with Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and an I-765WS, Worksheet. To access the forms and instructions, click here.

Remember that DACA is not open to all undocumented young people - only those who meet specific requirements. In addition, as with most immigration applications, there are numerous documentation requirements for these applications. There are also risks associated with filing a deferred action application, particularly for certain prospective applicants. We believe it is critically important to make sure that you are eligible for DACA before filing and that you fully understand the risks and benefits of filing a DACA application before filing any applications. However, when seeking advice on these issues, make sure that you go to a reputable source. To learn more about avoiding immigration scams, click here.

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