Arkansas Coalition for Dream (AC4D), a statewide immigrant youth-led organization along with the Conway Public Library, will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the library, 1900 Tyler, to help eligible immigrants complete their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status, according to the website of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, www.uscis.gov.
Participants should consult www.uscis.gov and bring to the workshop the following types of documents.
• Documents to prove identity
• Documents to prove you came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday
• Documents that show you were in unlawful status as of June 15, 2012
• Documents that may demonstrate that you were present in the United States on June 15, 2012
• Documents that demonstrate that you are either: a) in school in the United States at the time of filing; or b) have graduated or received a certificate of completion from U.S. High School; or c) have obtained a General Education Development Certificate (GED) in the United States
• Documents that Show that you continuously resided in the United States during the 5-year period immediately before June 15, 2012, and up to the present date
For questions about Deferred Action, call 1-800-375-5283