Friday, October 26, 2012

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: American Immigration Council Practice Advisory

The Legal Action Center of the American Immigration Center has issued a practice advisory on the President's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA or Deferred Action for DREAMers) program.  Practice advisories are generally in depth legal analyses of a specific topic.  The American Immigration Council publishes these advisories to assist immigration lawyers in their practice.

The practice advisory, issued on October 25, 2012, provides a thorough discussion of the legal issues surrounding the deferred action program, from eligibility to the legal issues surrounding the application process.

One such legal issues concerns the disclosure of Social Security numbers.  Applicants are required to disclose their Social Security numbers both on Form I-821D and I-765.  USCIS has made it clear that the applicant should disclose only that Social Security number officially issued to the applicant by the Social Security Administration.  The American Immigration Council states that applicants should be careful about what evidence they submit to show physical presence, in order to avoid disclosing the use of other Social Security numbers.

The practice advisory can be found here.

By:  William J. Kovatch, Jr.
(703) 837-8832

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