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On June 15, 2012 President Obama announced Deferred Action for young people. This affects approximately 800,000 people in the United States. Read below to learn how you qualify and how you can get prepared now so you can apply immediately when US Immigration (USCIS) starts accepting Deferred Action applications.
If you have questions, email us so you don't make a mistake and can legally live in the U.S.
WHAT IS THE DREAM ACT?
WHAT IS DEFERRED ACTION?
The "DREAM" in Dream Act stands for: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors.
The goal of the DREAM Act is to provide millions of immigrant children who graduate from high school the opportunity to receive a Green card. This would give them legal status to live and work in the U.S. without fear of being deported.
Deferred Action is temporary relief from being deported and permission to work legally in the United States.
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If you qualify for the Deferred Action, start preparing your supporting documents. Contact us for more details.
Current Status of the Dream Act
In 2009 the Dream Act failed to pass and again in 2010. In 2011, Democrats have re-introduced the Bill and it awaits Congressional action.
Obama's DEFERRED ACTION for DREAMers
What it Means to You?
President Obama stated that the United States will provide "deferred action" for a period of two years and renewable every two years. This will allow Congress to create a more permanent solution. It will stop deportation of these young immigrant children and let them continue to complete their schooling, military service and/or their jobs.
The recent Deferred Action process is very beneficial to you if you qualify. It means:
- You can work legally in the U.S.
- You can obtain a Social Security Number
- You cannot be deported
- You will can reside in the U.S. for 2 years and then renew.
To qualify you will need to meet the requirements and show appropriate documentation that proves you meet the requirements.
Deferred Action - Why is the U.S. doing this?
President Obama wants to use Department of Homeland Security resource more effectively - to spend time capturing high priority cases. They do not want to catch individuals who were brought to this country through no fault of their own as children, have no records and are a valueable part of our community. Deferred Action allows these young people to stay without fear. President Obama says, "It's just not right".
Deferred Action - Do You Qualify?
If you meet the following requirements you can qualify for Deferred Action.
- Arrived in the U.S. under the age of 16
- Are currently under the age of 30
- Resided in the U.S. for at least 5 years before June 15, 2012
- You are currently in the U.S. (as of June 15, 2012)
- Currently in school, have graduated from high school or obtained a general education development certificate (GED)
- Or honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or Armed Forces
- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or pose a threat to national security or public safety
Deferred Action - Your Next Steps
If you want to be approved for the Deferred Action process, get started in these two ways now:
1. Contact us if you have questions. Click here to contact us
2. Download the Deferred Action Checklist. This will enable you to obtain all your supporting documents for your application.
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