Bashyam Spiro Immigration News Update: Application Process for Deferred Action
The Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) finally announced the application process for Deferred Action. Childhood
arrivals who meet the requirements for Deferred Action can now apply for an
Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Why is this significant?
With an EAD, childhood arrivals who
qualify for Deferred Action can legally work in the United States. The EAD is a
List A document for Form I-9 Employment Verification.
They can also apply for a Social
Security Number and Driver's License. Although Deferred Action does not provide
a 'legal status,' this is a wonderful benefit for undocumented immigrants who
only know the United States as home.