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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.

Naturalization Through Military Service: Fact Sheet

Special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) authorize U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to expedite the application and naturalization process for current members of the U.S. armed forces and recently discharged members.

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.

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce web site

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