Catholic Charities of Central Florida Legal Immigration Services to Assist Immigrant Youth
Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Legal Immigration Services will be assisting eligible youth and young adults in the completion of requests for deferred action. In June 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced that certain young people who came to the United States as children may be eligible to receive deferred action (temporary permission to stay in the U.S.) for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Youth who are granted deferred action may then also apply for employment authorization.
The Department of United States Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) will begin accepting requests for Deferred Action as of August 15, 2012. If you need more information or would like to setup an appointment with our office please contact us at 407-658-0110.
USCIS has developed a number of resources that further clarify the process and the evidence required. These materials are now available on our website, http://www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals, and include:
- Updated list of frequently asked questions (FAQ)
- A “How Do I” guide
- A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Flyer
Individuals with additional questions are encouraged to visit http://www.uscis.gov or contact the USCIS National Customer Service line at 1-800-375-5283. USCIS will continue to engage in national and local outreach on the deferred action for childhood arrivals process.