The Dream Act is a piece of legislation that has NOT been passed by Congress which would legalize the immigration status of young people brought to the United States through no fault of their own. Many of these immigrants have no connection to their place of birth and are by all means “American”. President Obama has excercised executive authority to choose to focus resources on deporting serious criminals and those who pose a public safety risk, rather than to deport “Dreamers”.
Beginning on August 15, 2012, the USCIS will begin accepting applications for “Deferred Action Status” for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”). What that means is that if certain people would have qualified for the Deram Act, had that legislation been passed, they can obtain work aurtoization for a period of two-years. This is only a TEMPORARY benefit and is not a path to citizenship. Deam Act Deferred Action Status might be an option for some who: arrived in the U.S. under age 16, but who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012; are at least 15 years of age at the time of the application; Were physically in the U.S. on June 15, 2007 and have resided continually in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, have graduated high school, have a GED or are studying to obtain a high school diploma or GED, or have been discharged from the military, do not have three misdemanors (as defined under federal law), do not have any “significant misdemeanors” or felonies.
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Sean Lewis is an immigration attorney based in Nashville, Tennessee. He may be reached at 615-226-4236.