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How Dreamers Describe The Importance Of Deferred Action?

Posted on August 23, 2012. Filed under: Immigration |

Deferred action policy that was enforced by the US Congress means a lot to the undocumented immigrants in the United States. Many of them are lining up to apply for deferred action which will grant them a relief from being deported from the United States, for a period of two years. They are completing Form I-821D and the Form I-765, to request deferred action and employment authorization. This deferred action policy does not grant them any lawful status in the United States but it is considered to be more important as it allows the recipients to remain in the United States for two years and it can also be renewed. Most of the undocumented immigrants in the United States, who qualify for deferred action, had entered the United States through no fault on their part. Most of them do not know anything about their home countries and they had lived in the United States right from their childhood. They had been dreaming to reside permanently in the United States though they always had a fear that they might be encountered by the immigration authorities and that they may be deported. Most of the undocumented immigrants in the United States say that they were smuggled into the United States.

Itzel Guillen an undocumented immigrant in the United States had arrived in San Diego when she was 4 years old. She says that she entered with a fake identification card and she is now looking forward to apply for deferred action and is in the process of collecting the required supporting documents. Similarly, Carolina Valdivia had entered the United States at the age of 12, with a tourist visa. She is now an undocumented immigrant in the United States as her tourist visa had already expired. She currently lives with her parents who are also undocumented immigrants, in Escondido. She is now ready to file Form I-821D, to request deferred action and she has all the required documentation handy. Fiji Islands, who was brought to the United States by his parents, now resides in California. As he does not have the required documentation to establish that he entered the United States as a child, he is still waiting to receive the necessary papers, after which he may file Form I-821D, to request deferred action. He is already employed, but a work permit will help him to get a better job opportunity.

Most of the undocumented immigrants say that they had been waiting ever since their childhood to obtain legal status in the United States. Though the deferred action process is merely a temporary relief, most of the individuals are ready to undergo all the paperwork and pay the required fees. People who are presently in school with the fear of deportation need not worry if they are granted deferred action as they may be able to continue their studies and will not be removed from the country for two long years and they can also renew the period of deferred action, when it is close to expiration. As the recipients of deferred action also qualify for employment authorization, they can support themselves by working legally in the United States. Undocumented immigrants say that this process is a relief to them as they always lead their lives with a fear of deportation. Now, if they receive deferred action they may live in the United States without fear and they may concentrate on their education. Most of them say that the United States is their country and that they do not wish to leave the great nation. Hence most of them are obtaining and filing Form I-821D, to request deferred action.

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