BREAKING: Deferred Action Request Forms Now Available Online


Earlier this afternoon, the Obama administration officially released the forms to request deferred action that may be filed by undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children and meet various other requirements. Beginning tomorrow, August 15, applicants may mail their requests to specified facilities maintained by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). While many questions about the initiative remain to be answered, the basic filing requirements are now clear.



Immigrants wishing to request deferred action must submit three forms:

  • Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals;
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; and
  • Form I-765WS, Form I-765 Worksheet.

When completing the forms, applicants will want to consult the detailed instructions for both Forms I-821D and I-765 (available here and here). In addition, applicants wanting to be notified by e-mail or text message that their forms have been accepted should also submit Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petitioner Acceptance. As detailed in the instructions, applicants must submit $465 in fees as well as documentation demonstrating that they satisfy the eligibility requirements.

For complete information on the request process, potential applicants should visit

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  • Michelle

    Thank you Obama! I am a US citizen and I am in favor this! Thank you for believing in the true American Values!

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  • dulce juanico

    thank you obama

  • HT

    This is a great start. I personally know a young man that was brought to the US at age 2. He is now 19, graduated from HS with honors and is currently attending college with a 3.5 GPA. Yet, no program would help him. He wants to join the US Navy the first chance he gets. IMO, this is the type of individual that any law should target. I am a republican US Citizen and support anything that would help him and others like him. He did not ask to be brought here at such tender age, I’m sure many will disagree but these are special cases that require special attention.

  • Nina

    These children should not be penalized. They know the real meaning of hard work and knowing that they are entitled to nothing, They are very humble and work hard to reach anything they need or want without the spoils of other categories of youth who have it all made but do not appreciate this country. Thank you Obama.

  • Ada

    Thank you obama thanks to you now I can work legally and go to college.. You made the dream of thousands come true…