DREAMers - Deferred Action Forum

“America was built by dreamers. Instead of punishing young people for a broken immigration policy, today we’re focused on providing young people and students their own opportunity to pursue the American dream.” -- George Miller

President Obama recently announced that some young adults are now able to apply for deferred action status.

DREAMer Summit with Rep. Miller Please join George Miller on Saturday December 8th at De Jean Middle School in Richmond to learn how eligible DREAMers can apply for Deferred Action - allowing them to stay in the US without fear of deportation. Saturday’s event will provide practical advice, and an opportunity for students and parents to ask questions of federal officials and community organizations.

Who: Eligible applicants, community leaders, future applicants, and anyone who would like to learn more about Deferred Action and other resources for the undocumented population. 

When: Saturday, December 8th 2012, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (program 9:30 - 10:30)

Where: Lavonnya De Jean Middle School, 3400 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA


Who are the eligible DREAMers? You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:

  1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
  6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Want to apply? USCIS has also developed a web resource center available at http://www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals to provide the most up to date information.

Additional Resources Please check the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website frequently for updates on the application process. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) National Council of La Raza MALDEF NNIRR Catholic Charities AILA Centro Legal De La Raza