The New Opportunity for Immigrant Youth: The Deferred Action Program
Aug 30, 2012 by M. Daniel Carroll R. | 0 Comments
On August 15th the Obama program called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” went into effect. Basically what this policy did was to shield a certain group of undocumented immigrants from deportation proceedings. Please refer to my blog of June 15th to see the outlines for the policy and the guidelines that define who is eligible.
As of August 15th, immigrant youth have been able to sign up for a deferred action permit to protect them from deportation for two years, with the potential for renewal. Since that date, all over the country, groups are offering seminars to interested immigrants to inform them of the benefits of this policy and to instruct them in how to properly fill out their applications.
For those who would like more information, in addition to my June 15th blog, see: The August 14th report by the Pew Hispanic Center about how many people this policy could impact: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/08/14/up-to-1-7-million-unauthorized-immigrant-youth-may-benefit-from-new-deportation-rules/