New Deferred Action Relief for DREAMers

As of August 15, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is processing applications from young immigrants (often known as DREAMers) for immigration relief to help them make their dreams come true. Those who demonstrate that they meet DREAM Act criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Further, they are also eligible to receive an Employment Authorization Document that will allow them to work, obtain a social security number and driver's license, and apply for college. USCIS will determine eligibility and exercise discretion on a case by case basis.