American Immigration Lawyers Association offers the following important notice regarding President Obama’s recent announcement of deferred action for certain individuals:
Don’t get scammed! The government will inform the public how to apply, within 60 days or by August 13, 2012. Until then, you CANNOT apply for deferred action. You should NOT “turn yourself in” to start the process.
However, you CAN begin gathering the documents that you will need to apply for deferred action:
1) Documents, such as a birth certificate or passport, showing age on June 15, 2012;
2) Financial records, medical records, school records, employment records, and military records that demonstrate an individual came to the U.S. before the age of 16, AND resided in the U.S. for at least five years preceding June 15, 2012 AND was physically present in the U.S. as of June 15, 2012;
3) School records, including diplomas, GED certificates, report cards, school transcripts and other evidence of enrollment, or documentation as an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or Coast Guard.