Deferred Action Program

On Friday, June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will implement a program for granting “deferred action” to undocumented youth who meet certain requirements.  Individuals who qualify will be granted deferred action for a two year period, which can be renewed. Those granted deferred action will be eligible for permission to work in the United States.

Government Application and Information:

Department of Homeland Security: www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals

Additional Resources:

CUNY Citizenship Now!: http://www.cuny.edu/about/resources/citizenship/info4noncitizens/info4undocumented/DeferredAction.html
New York Immigration Coalition: www.thenyic.org
NAFSA Association of International Educators: http://nafsa.org/resourcelibrary/default.aspx?id=33256
American Immigration Lawyers Association:  http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=40291
Connecting our World: http://www.connectingourworld.org/get-involved/reaching-for-a-dream/
The National Immigration Law Center: www.nilc.org
The National Immigration Forum:  www.immigrationforum.org
Immigration Policy Center: http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/issues/DREAM-Act

 Updated information and resources will be posted as they become available.