USCIS Releases New Form for Deferred Action Candidates and Begins Accepting Applications on 8/15/12

On August 14, 2012, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service further outlined the application process for those seeking Deferred Action.

To request deferred action from USCIS, individuals must submit:

  1. I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals;
  2. I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (cannot be e-filed); and
  3. I-765 WS, Worksheet

Individuals must meet the following criteria:

  1. Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.  If the applicant meets the requirements but is under age of 15, he/she she may apply once the age requirement is met;
  2. Came to the U.S. before reaching his/her 16th birthday;
  3. Has continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. Was physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and at the time of application to USCIS;
  5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
  6. Is currently in school, has graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, has obtained a GED, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces; and
  7. Has not been convicted of a felony, a “significant misdemeanor,” three or more other misdemeanors, or does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;

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