Deferred Action: Learn More About Temporary Legal Status

Start Date: October 10 2012 - 03:00 PM

End Date: October 10 2012 - 07:00 PM

Category: Student Activities

Location: Student Union

Description:

Attention: undocumented students now qualify for temporary legal status.  If you qualify, CUNY is ready to help.  The status is called "deferred action."  It is valid for two years and can be renewed.  A qualified applicant can get employment authorization.  CUNY Citizenship Now! (CN!), CUNY's free immigration legal service program, is providing free services to CUNY students who qualify for deferred status.  To qualify, an applicant must:

1.    have entered the United States under the age of sixteen;

2.    have been physically present in the United States as of June 15, 2012, and have continuously resided in the United States for atleast five years;

3.    have been younger than 31 as of June 15, 2012;

4.    be "in school", have a high school degree or GED certificate, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces or CoastGuard;

5.    not have been convicted of a felony, a "significant misdemeanor", three misdemeanors, or otherwise pose a threat national securityor public safety; and

6.    be at least 15 years old, unless if in removal proceedings.

If you think you are eligible, join CUNY’s listserv at www.cuny.edu/dreamers.  Click on "Deferred Action Assistance for CUNY Students" and follow the instructions on the screen.  You only need to provide your email address and CUNY College to sign up.  Also at that site you will find updated information about the deferred action program and how to get help.  CUNY Citizenship Now's services are free and confidential and include assistance with other immigration benefits.  To learn more visit www.cuny.edu/citizenshipnow

CN! will also be assessing student eligibility and providing application assistance to those who qualify at an On-Campus Screening/Application Assistance Event at QCC scheduled for October 10, 2012 from 3-7pm at the Student Union Building.  Eligible students must register for this event via CUNY’s LISTSERV.  

Please visit the Center for International Affairs, Immigration, and Study Abroad Center located in the Library Building L431 to pick up additional information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or Single Stop in L-432A to schedule an appointment to see the lawyer to help you get ready for the upcoming application assistance event scheduled for October 10, 2012 from 3-7pm at the Student Union Building. 

Website: http://www.cuny.edu/about/resources/citizenship.html

Contact Name: Lampeto (Bette) Efthymiou, DSO

Contact Phone: 718-631-6611

Contact Email: kymete.gashi@mail.cuny.edu


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