Frequently Asked Questions: Deferred Action for Certain Immigrant Youth
On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain DREAM Act–eligible undocumented youth. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these youth will be given a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” Deferred action will be valid for two years and may be renewed at the end of the two years. Individuals who receive deferred action may apply for and may obtain employment authorization. IMPORTANT: The federal government will not accept deferred action applications until August 15, 2012. If you apply now, your application will be rejected.
From Raids to Deportation: Current Immigration Law Enforcement
This article describes Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and what your rights are during these raids.
Know Your Rights as an Immigrant
This packet provides an overview of the rights an immigrant (whether here legally or not) or even a citizen may exercise if confronted by an immigration official.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Glossary
Immigration law has a number of highly technical terms that may not mean the same thing to the average reader. USCIS.gov provides a glossary of immigration terms and acronyms.