Washington, DC – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security provided a status update on the application process for deferred action for childhood arrival:
“This is an initiative – like the Dream Act – that I support, and it will greatly benefit a number of students and service members who can and have made a substantial contribution to the United States. This is the only country that these students know, and now they will have an opportunity to continue their education, serve our country, and add to the prosperity of this great nation.”
To implement Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s memorandum issued on June 5, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that forms and detailed instructions for young people who are eligible for deferred action will be available to the public on August 15, 2012. Children who came to the United States illegally before their 16th birthday, graduated from high school or were honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, and have not been convicted of a crime, would be eligible to apply for deferred immigration action and for work permits. USCIS has developed a web resource center available atwww.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals to provide the most up to date information.
Rep. Schiff’s office is available to answer questions and address concerns. Please call (626) 304-2727 for assistance.