As reported on CNN News
, it's been two months since the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano
, announced that people who arrived in the United States as children may request a deferred action against them for the period of two years. Today will not just be another Wednesday like every Wednesday in every month. Today the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, also known as USCIS
releases forms and instructions for the Deferral Program that will allow child immigrants to register for temporary citizenship without fear of deportation.
The form, once approved, will allow the immigrant to live, work and further their education in the United States for a period of two years. The application fee is set at $465 dollars. This will fund the administrative costs of the program, including a biometric check and issuance of a secure work-authorization document. To be considered for this program the policy states it will consider people younger than 30 years of age. In addition they must have arrived in United States before the age of 16,must have no criminal background as well as, either be a student or have served in the military.