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DREAM Act Lite: DHS Releases Deferred Action Forms for Undocumented Immigrants

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The Department of Homeland Security has released the forms undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, and who meet certain requirements, can fill out to apply for deferred action.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will accept forms at various sites starting on August 15.

On June 15, President Barack Obama announced that his administration "will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children and have since led law-abiding lives."

The policy change achieves part of the goal of the DREAM Act, a measure that would provide a path to citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.

Customs and Immigration Services officials warn applicants of "immigration scams surrounding the deferred action ... Often, unauthorized practitioners of immigration law may try to take advantage of individuals by charging a fee to submit forms to USCIS, or provide other services. The USCIS website www.uscis.gov/avoidscams includes tips on filing forms, reporting scams and finding accredited legal services."

Immigration Impact, a part of the American Immigration Council's mission to support sensible and humane immigration policies, reports that immigrants wishing to request deferred action must submit three forms:

Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; and Form I-765WS, Form I-765 Worksheet.

For complete information, visit www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals.

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