Hello. To be clear, the new Obama policy IS NOT the DREAM Act. The president of the U.S. CANNOT pass immigration legislation. If you meet the criteria, as a matter of discretion, (1) you won't be placed in jeopardy of deportation (or if you are in deportation proceedings, the government may use its prosecutorial discretion and terminate the proceedings) (2) you will be eligible for a work permit (employment authorization).
You DO NOT have to be in deportation proceedings to qualify. You should contact an attorney to determine your eligibility for Obama's new immigraiton policy.
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no no no. the work permit will be for every one who qualifies.the requirements are the same. uscis is applying this to people with and without deportation orders equally. be patient. there is more misinformation out there than facts at this point.
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No. It applies to anyone who meets all the qualifications. Being in deportation proceedings is not one of the qualifications.
1. Obama's action is a policy and not a law. It is not an Act.
2. USCIS has yet to announce how the application process will be carried on.
3. I will be updating http://engnishimura.com/faqs/deferred-action-young-immigrants as details become available.
4. Obama's policy does not provide immigration status. It only prevents qualifying individuals from being deported and may provide them with a work permit.
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Read more on the requirements on our blog at www.immigrationbn/blog. The Government has not advised us of the costs or the exact procedure. We should know by August 15, 2012. In the meantime, you can gather documents that evidence you are eligible.