1. Sign up for updates on the new program.
3. If you think you are eligible for deferred action status, start collecting your documents. You’d certainly need the following information for any application process:
- Passport from your country of origin;
- Birth certificate;
- Proof of date of entry into the United States before your 16th birthday;
- High school diploma or GED;
- Proof of continuous presence for at least the last consecutive five years in the United States, as of June 15, 2012 and that you were present in the country on June 15, 2012.
4. Individuals in deportation proceedings and especially individuals with a final order of deportation who think they may be eligible for deferred action must contact either the Law Enforcement Support Center’s hotline at 1-855-448-6903 (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or the ICE Office of the Public Advocate through the Office’s hotline at 1-888-351-4024 (staffed 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday) or by e-mail at EROPublicAdvocate@ice.dhs.g
6. Under no circumstances should you pay non-lawyers who advertise as immigration consultants, notarios, notario publicos, or abogados to get you status under this new policy. They are neither authorized nor qualified to provide legal advice or legal services concerning immigration matters. See how you can spot notario fraud here and see ways you can protect yourself here.
7. Work with immigration lawyers to organize educational forums in your own community about the program and send us information about it so we can help to get people there. Here is an example of an event in Falls Church, Virginia.
8. If you are an immigration attorney or you know an immigration attorney who has experience with discretionary measures such as deferred action, please contact us at email@example.com
9. Tell us what information or questions you would like answered in the comments below so we can get to work!