Photo: Deferred Action
USCIS has just posted all of the information that was covered on the press call regarding re: Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals. Go to: www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals to find the most detained information about the program to date.
Some highlights of the call include:
1) There will be two forms – the I-765 and a new form specifically to request DA for Childhood Arrivals; the new form and instructions are still being reviewed and pending final approval will be up on the USCIS by August 15.
2) USCIS has defined “significant misdemeanor” - and it includes a DWI conviction.
3) There is no appeal process; USCIS’s initial decision on the application for DA for Childhood Arrivals is final.
4) The only individuals who will continue to submit their request for DA for Childhood Arrivals to ICE are individuals in detention; everyone else – including those with final orders and current court proceedings, will apply to USCIS.
5) The filing fee is $465. There is no fee waiver; but there are fee exceptions. These exceptions include children under the age of 18 who are homeless or living in foster care or otherwise without parental support and are earning less than 150% of the poverty guidelines.