Request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Fee

August 5, 2012 § 2 Comments

US Citizenship and Immigration Services will start accepting Deferred Action applications from August 15, which will allow illegal immigrant work permit. Obama administration said on Friday it will charge $465 for temporary work permits, subject to renewal for two years.

The agency said the number of applications will determine how many employees it hires, and it did not provide an estimate for the total cost of the programme. The Associated Press reported last month that Homeland Security Department internal documents estimated hundreds of employees may be hired and that the total cost could top $585 million.

Alejandro Mayorkas said in a conference that fee exemptions will be granted in limited situations. Criteria include homelessness, a serious disability or unpaid medical bills at least $25,000.

The internal documents estimated that the number of applicants might top 1 million in the first year, or more than 3,000 a day. It will cost between $467 million and $585 million to process applications in the first two years, with revenues from fees paid by immigrants estimated at $484 million.

The agency also said they will not use this information in deportation, but some exceptions of criminal for public safety. But if they lie in their application will also be subjected for prosecution and also deportation.

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