During a Stakeholder Conference Call today, August 14, 2012, the USCIS announced final updates to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ('DREAM Act') filing process. Forms are now available for Deferred Action Requests, and the filing process will begin Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
Please note that although the forms and filing instructions are available today, August 14, 2012, requests will NOT be accepted before Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Any requests made BEFORE Wednesday, August 15, 2012, will be DENIED.
For updated information on the filing process and qualifications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- including information on what constitutes being "currently in school," and how previous false claims and/or juvenile delinquency affect a request -- follow the link below to the official USCIS website for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. You may also download the form and form instructions through that link.
In addition, you may call the USCIS's toll-free hotline at (800) 375-5283 for any remaining questions you may have concerning the process.