deferred action for childhood arrivals

Deferred Action for Immigrant Children

On June 15, 2012 President Obama, under executive action, changed Homeland Security policy to not initiate deportation of non-threatening illegal  immigrants who came to the United States before age 16. This process is know as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Today (August 15) was the first day U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting requests for deferred action.