Certain children who were brought to the United States may be eligible to remain in the country and get a work authorization permit. They will need to meet certain requirements and complete a background check.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency in charge of setting up an application process. It should be up and running sometime in mid-August. Meanwhile, don’t apply or your application will be rejected.
USCIS recommends you follow these tips:
- Visit www.uscis.gov to learn more about the announcement, eligibility criteria and to find the latest updates.
- Contact USCIS for more information at 1-800-375-5283.
- Visit www.uscis.gov/avoidscams to learn more about how you can avoid becoming a victim of an immigration service scam.
- Pay anyone who claims they can request deferred action on your behalf or apply for employment authorization through this new process before USCIS announces an implementation date.
- Send an application seeking work authorization related to this process.
Visit USCIS for more information about the program or call 1-800-375-5283. They can answer your questions in English or Spanish.