August 15, 2012 - Forms Now Available to Apply for Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals!

 On June 15, 2012, President Obama through the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and met other key guidelines may request, on a case-by-case basis, consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals.  If approved for deferred action for childhood arrivals, the applicants would not be removed (i.e., “deported”) from the United States for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may be eligible for employment authorization.  While no official forms were published at that time so that interested individuals could apply for such assistance, they are now! 

On August 14, 2012, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) published new forms along with instructions which would now allow individuals to formally request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals from USCIS.   USCIS will begin accepting these forms on August 15, 2012.  

Links to the following forms are available as follows:

If you are requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals you must submit Form I-821D.  

Along with sending Form I-821D, an applicant must also request employment authorization by filing Form I-765 and an I-765WS, Worksheet (this worksheet will function to provide an opportunity for the applicant to explain to the government why he/she is in need of work authorization) and submit the required filing fee of $465.00.  

For more information feel free to contact our office for a free consultation or call the USCIS National Customer Service line at 1-800-375-5283. 


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