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New Information on Deferred Action for ‘Dreamers’ Being Released

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Don Lyster gives some good insight on the deferred action and confirming that there won't be an apeal process for undocumented students who try to apply. Good info tho. Read and comment! And please remember if you have your own articles you find interesting and would like to post it, feel free to do so.

Don Lyster, director of the National Immigration Law Center’s Washington, DC, office, told VOXXI these type of scams have become “a very serious problem.” He pointed to a website where dreamers can go to report them:

He added that while more information is set be revealed this week, it is known that there won’t be an appeal process. This means that if an application is denied, that person will not have a chance to reapply.

Lyster said he suspects dreamers, whose applications are denied, will be at risk of deportation only if they have a criminal record or commit fraud in the application.

The absence of an appeal process, Matuz and Lyster agreed, makes it that much more important for dreamers to prepare for the application now while they wait for it to be released.

Matuz said undocumented youth can prepare by collecting documents that show how long they’ve lived in the U.S. Some of those documents could include medical records, tax information and school documents such as diplomas, transcripts and even class photos.

For males between the ages of 18-25, she recommends that they register with the Selective Service, which is required regardless of immigration status under federal law.

Matuz said another important thing dreamers should do now while they wait is prepare to enter the workforce and set goals as to what kind of job they would like to obtain.

“I know we’re going to want to get a job right away because we’ve been waiting for this for more than 10 years, but we need to actually sit down, work on our resumes and be ready to show the content of our character and our skills to get the job that we deserve,” she said.

Lyster said he recommends that dreamers go through a background check to assure they don’t have a criminal history. Also, they should connect with an immigrant youth group, like United We Dream, so that they can stay informed on new developments about the deferred action policy. The group has a “deferred action guide” on its website.

Lyster also advices dreamers to be on the lookout for forums and webinars that provide information about the new policy. His organization is among a coalition of other organizations that have partnered up to host such forums and webinars.


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I think the saddest part of this article is that if one applies and is rejected, there is no possibility of reapplying. I really hope the DREAM act passes, to help soo many of us realize our goals and aspirations..

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Lets hope that the case, that they only deny people with serious time or commited a felony.

However, in my personal opinion it seems as if theyre trying to only let through those with a very clean record. They seem to be trying to find any reason to deny someone and let in the least # of people apply.

Hope Im wrong.

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