This will be the third blog in our series on Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. After an examination of the program as a whole (LINK) and some of the program's specific guidelines (LINK), we will now take a look at the documentation needed to demonstrate for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that guidelines have been met.
For proof of identity, an applicant must be able to submit one of the following: A passport/national identity document from the country of origin; a birth certificate with photo ID; a school or military ID; or a U.S. government immigration document containing both name and photo. For proof of immigration status the USCIS will accept a Form I-94/I-95/I-94W with authorized stay expiration date; final order of exclusion or deportation as of June 15, 2012; or a charging document which places the applicant into proceedings for removal.
Records from U.S. schools attended, travels records, Form I-94/I-95/I-94W, immigration documents from the DHS or INS stating date or entry or hospital records can be used to prove an applicant came to the U.S. prior to the age of 16.