Deferred Action Info & Events - ¡Información sobre la Acción Diferida!
Attention Dreamers & Supporters: Events & Websites on Deferred Action

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain Dream Act-eligible undocumented youth. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these youth will be given temporary relief called "Deferred Action." Deferred Action will be valid for two years and may be renewed at the end of two years. Individuals who receive Deferred Action may apply for and may obtain employment authorization.

The application form for Deferred Action is now available and can be accessed here

Included below you will find information, in Spanish and in English, about upcoming events on Deferred Action and websites that may be of assistance in the application process for Deferred Action. If you know of any Dream Act-eligible youth, please forward this information.

¡Información en español! 
Esta página web del NIJC tiene información en español sobre la Acción Diferida para los DREAMers y les ayudará determinar si necesitan un abogado para su caso. Además, esta página web del NIJC tiene más información sobre lo que necesita saber sobre la Acción Diferida para los DREAMers.
Únete al Sueño es una página web en español que te ayudará determinar si calificas para la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia. Además, incluye información sobre Preguntas Frecuentes y un video en español que explica como solicitar la Acción Diferida.

Eventos Locales
Una sesión de información sobre la Acción Diferida se llevará a cabo el martes, 21 de agosto en La Iglesia Católica de San Carlos Borromeo, 3304 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 a las 12pm. Esta sesión es para los proveedores de servicios sociales, DREAMers, representantes de padres, organizadores comunitarios, maestros, clérigos, y cualquier persona que trabaja con jóvenes inmigrantes que podrían beneficiarse de esta nueva póliza. Obtenga más información y registrarse aquí.
Una sesión de información sobre la aplicación de Acción Diferida se llevará a cabo el viernes, 24 de agosto en el Centro Comunitario de Gates of Ballston ubicada en 4108 N. 4th, Arlington, VA 22203 de 7 a 9 pm. La sesión proporcionará la información más reciente sobre la Acción Diferida, los requisitos para la aplicación, el proceso de solicitud y el fraude de inmigración. Uno de los abogados de la sesión es parte de la Junta Directiva de Edu-Futuro, Vanessa Rodríguez.
La organización Ayuda llevará a cabo una serie de talleres sobre la Acción Diferida a partir de lunes, 20 de agosto hasta el viernes, 24 de agosto de 4-6pm. Ayuda se encuentra en 6925B Willow Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012 (cerca del metro de Takoma en la Línea Roja). Para obtener más información, visite o llame al (202) 387-4848.

Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC) is a California-based nonprofit whose mission is to help undocumented students achieve their academic and career goals and actively contribute to society. They have developed a number of resources and step-by-step guide to help with the Deferred Action application process. In this step-by-step guide they include information on a very limited "fee exemption" that must be completed prior to filing the Deferred Action application, if you are eligible. Further, they also include a Deferred Action FAQ section.

The National Immigration Justice Center (NIJC) has an online self-asssessment tool to help you determine whether you are eligible for Deferred Action. The NIJC is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

Visit United We Dream's Own the Dream website to learn more about the Deferred Action process. In addition to having a toll-free hotline (855 DREAM-31), they have an FAQ section and a video that explains how to request Deferred Action. Further, the website can be viewed in Spanish.

Located in Falls Church, Virginia, Just Neighbors has begun scheduling appointments for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. To learn more about their services and to schedule an appointment, please call Just Neighbors at 703-979-1240. Just Neighbors is also looking for volunteers who can come during daytime hours (9am-5pm, M-F) over the next month to help screen callers on the phone, review their documents at their office, and help fill out paperwork for Deferred Action. They are ideally looking for volunteers who can come at least 8 hours per week. Please contact Rob Rutland-Brown at if you are able to help.

Local Events

An information session on Deferred Action will be held on Tuesday, August 21 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 at 12pm. This session is for social service providers, DREAMers, parent liaisons, community organizers, teachers, clergy, and anyone who works with young immigrants who might benefit from this new policy. This training will specifically address the Deferred Action process, guidelines and much more. Learn more and register here.

A Deferred Action Application Info Session will be held on Friday, August 24 at the Gates of Ballston Community Center located at 4108 N. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22203 from 7 to 9pm. The session will provide the latest information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, requirements for the application, the application process, and immigration fraud.  One of the lawyers at the session will be Edu-Futuro's Board member, Vanessa Rodriguez of The Rodriguez Law Group. 
Ayuda will be hosting a series of workshops on Deferred Action from Monday, August 20-Friday, August 24 from 4-6pm. Ayuda is located at 6925B Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 (near Takoma Metro off the Red Line). For more information, visit or call (202) 387-4848

The National Education Association (NEA) will hold a Deferred Action Application Drive for Dream Act-eligible youth on August 25th at Northern Virginia Community College. If you would like to receive more information on the Application Drive, please contact Hareth Andrade at and she will make sure you receive further information.

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