August 15th 2012 Deferred Action Applications

Today is the day. As of August 15th, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications for deferred action. Thousands of undocumented youth will benefit from this new policy. I encourage all of those who are eligible to apply, but not before understanding what you are applying for. Deferred Action is not the Dream Act. It does not convey any new immigration status. It does not give you a greencard and it does not make you a U.S. Citizen. It is a promise from the governmetn that they will not deport you, despite your undocumented status, and it makes you eligible for an employment authorization document or “work permit”. Some individuals may have other better immigration options so it is important to consult with an immigration attorney before filing anything with USCIS. I am providing free consultations for those in the Seattle Area who may be eligible for Deferred Action, and monthly payments for my legal fees. I may be contacted anytime at (206) 724-1940 or by email on the contact form of this website or at olivielaw@ymail.com