Individuals who believe they may be eligible for “deferred action” should be wary of immigration scams. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Don’t get tricked or cheated! Read these webpages — www.uscis.gov/avoidscams and www.stopnotariofraud.org — before you seek legal help.
President Obama announced on June 15, 2012, that the U.S. Dept. Homeland Security would not deport certain DREAM Act–eligible undocumented youth. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these youth will be given temporary relief called “deferred action.” More information is available in this FAQ created jointly by NILC and United We Dream.
NILC continually reviews state policies that affect DACA recipients’ eligibility for driver’s licenses, focusing on whether DACA recipients fit within the current laws and policies governing issuance of licenses. This is a work in progress, which we are refining as the policies evolve.
The Obama administration released two official policy announcements on August 28, 2012, that affect the eligibility for federal health care programs of individuals granted deferred action under the “deferred action for childhood arrivals” (DACA) request process.
This FAQ is intended to answer your questions about DACA (the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) and your workplace rights, and to provide information that may be helpful when you apply for and after you’ve been granted deferred action under DACA.
From August 15 to December 13, 2012, 367,903 individuals applied for DACA and 102,965 DACA applications were approved. Mexico, South Korea, and the Philippines are among DACA recipients’ top ten countries of origin. Learn more here about what the National Immigration Law Center has done in response to DACA, the steps we’ve taken to try to ensure that DACA grantees are treated fairly, and what comes next.
Information from United We Dream, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.
Includes important documents related to the policy and program’s establishment: memorandums, letters, etc. Also includes links to recordings of a Migration Policy Institute event in which the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services discusses the DACA request process and policies that USCIS announced to implement DACA.