What Happens Now
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced changes to his Deferred Action Program which was first announced in 2013. The Deferred Action Program has been expanded to include many who were previously ineligible to apply under this program. While it will take several weeks and months for United States Customs and Immigration Services to be prepared to accept the influx of people who will be applying and to announce the formal steps needed to apply. While the formal process has not yet been announced, the following are documents and items that you should begin to compile to be prepared. As more details are announced, we will update this list as needed.
Proof of Identity:
- Government issued I.D. such as valid passport
- Legible copy of government issued birth certificate
- Driver’s License
- School I.D.
Evidence to show relationship with U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Residence (Qualifying Family Members):
- Birth certificates of Qualifying Family Member. Make sure that if your name appears on the birth certificate.
- School and medical records evidencing the relationship.
- Legal paperwork establishing paternity.
- Tax returns showing that the child has been claimed as a dependent of the applicant.
Evidence of your continued presence in the U.S. for the past 5 years (or longer):
- Utility Bills
- School Records, Diplomas
- Medical Records
- Vehicle Registrations/Insurance
- Bank Records
- Payment receipts
- Letters from employers
- Honorable discharge documents from one of the U.S. armed forces or the U.S. Coast Guard