Deferred Action for DREAMers


Important Changes in Immigration Policy!
The Obama administration has announced that it will stop deporting DREAM Act-eligible youth. What’s more, it will use its administrative authority to grant, on a case-by-case basis, deferred action and work authorization to young people who met the following criteria:

Who’s Eligible?
You are! If You:

  • Came to the United States under the age of before your 16th birthday; ;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States for 5 years since June 15, 2007 and were present in the United States on June 15, 2012;
  • Present in the United States when submitting your application for deferred action;
  • Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
  • Under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.



Those approved for DREAMERs (2 year work card) will receive in-state tuition at Massachusetts public universities and colleges.

But you cannot apply for federal financial aid through the government. Please see the article below:

For more information please contact:

SARAH CABAÑAS (Se Habla Español)
Caseworker/Detention Paralegal – ILEAP
Fall River Office
(508) 674-4681

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