Benefits of Deferred Action – Thoughts from the week of August 15, 2012

August 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

On the afternoon of June 15, 2012, we had heard a very exciting announcement. On June 16, 2012, I had my 31st birthday which is great because that is the age cut off for deferred action so I can remember that date/age easily.  We then tried to get ready for USCIS’s program, 60 days later. […]

Early filing for Obama’s deferred action program smart, but filing correctly is smarter Read more:

August 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012, 4:00 AM UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012, 4:00 AM Read more: The Obama deferred action program for undocumented youth is on. Some Dreamers want to submit their applications as soon as possible. Filing early makes sense, but it’s better to do it right than to file it early. Friday, I’ll […]

Chasing a ‘dream’: Immigrant youth seek legal status

August 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

Article  By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News Yelky Perez knows exactly where she will be at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday: On the government’s immigration services website, scouring for the application that could let her pursue her dream career as a surgeon and stay in the U.S. legally. Follow @mimileitsinger Perez, who said she illegally entered the […]

The Top 8 Items from Today’s DHS Announcement on Deferred Action

August 9th, 2012 (No Comments)

The Top 8 Items from Today’s DHS Announcement on Deferred Action   In a change from the prior announcement, people currently in removal proceedings will use the USCIS process when it is implemented on August 15, 2012, rather than go through ICE. Only individuals in detention will go through ICE to make a deferred action request. […]

Fees, other rules clarified for new immigrant policy

August 7th, 2012 (No Comments)

By Jason Buch Published 11:14 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2012 Houston and Texas Immigrants who came to this country as children will have to pay $465 to apply for deferred action, the so-called administrative DREAM Act, the Obama administration announced Friday. Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, laid out guidelines ahead of the Aug. […]


August 4th, 2012 (No Comments)

8/03/2012   ·         Program will start August 15, 2012. Application Requests submitted/received before that date will be rejected. ·         The documents submitted must prove that the Requester (they are not claling them “applicants.” Deferred Action is a request, and as such, subject mainly to discretion):   o   Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; o   Came […]

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

August 3rd, 2012 (No Comments)

Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to focus its enforcement resources on the removal of individuals who pose a […]

6 Things You Need to Know About Deferred Action and DREAM Act Students

August 2nd, 2012 (No Comments)

President Obama Takes Important Step to Help Immigrant Youth   By The Center for American Progress Immigration Team | June 15, 2012 Today President Barack Obama announced that his administration will suspend deportation (“deferred action”) and grant work authorization to DREAM Act-eligible youth, effective immediately. These youth, who were brought to the United States at a young age, […]

DHS: Deportation proposal could cost $585 million

July 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press – 1 day ago WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, illegal immigrants who otherwise could be deported may cost more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more than 1 million anticipated requests, according […]

Number Of Unregistered Latino Voters Large Enough To Transform Red States Into Swing States

July 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

Article The day before a class action civil rights lawsuit accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office of wide-scale civil rights violations went to trial in Phoenix, a handful of people stood at the corner of North 27th Avenue and West Indian School Road just off the city’s Black Canyon Freeway. Wearing “Adios […]