Deferred Action for Dreamers

On June 15th, 2012 President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security announced that certain young people who came to the United States as children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several other key guidelines will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from being entered into removal proceedings. On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced the termination of the DACA Program, but, due to a federal court injunction issued in January 2018, USCIS is accepting and processing applications for renewal.

Individuals who have never had DACA before cannot submit an application. Those who have been granted DACA in the past are encouraged to submit an application to renew. 

For more information please contact United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by calling 1-800-375-5283 or visit www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals.  You can also see my local community resource information for DACA recipients or contact my Norwalk office at (562) 860-5050.

Avoiding Scams and Preventing Fraud

Someone told me if I pay them a fee, they can expedite my deferred action for childhood arrivals request, is this true?

No. There is no expedited processing for deferred action. Dishonest practitioners may promise to provide you with faster services if you pay them a fee. These people are trying to scam you and take your money. Visit the USCIS Avoid Scams page to learn how you can protect yourself from immigration scams.

Make sure you seek information about requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals from official government sources such as USCIS or the Department of Homeland Security. If you are seeking legal advice, visit the USCIS Find Legal Services page to learn how to choose a licensed attorney or accredited representative.

What steps will USCIS and ICE take if I engage in fraud through the new process?

If you knowingly make a misrepresentation or knowingly fail to disclose facts, in an effort to have your case deferred or obtain work authorization through this new process, you will be treated as an immigration enforcement priority to the fullest extent permitted by law, and be subject to criminal prosecution and/or removal from the United States.