To apply for the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, immigrants must go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service website, www.uscis.gov and download forms 821D for deferred action and I765 for a work permit.
Those forms must be sent by registered mail along with a check for $465 and documentation proving continuous residence in the United States for five years.
For more information, call USCIS at (800) 375-5283.
State Attorney General Attorney General Kamala Harris warns applicants to be on the alert for con artists pretending to be immigration lawyers.
To make sure an attorney is licensed by the State Bar, go to www.calbar.ca.gov or call (800) 843-9053.
Those who can't afford a private attorney can see a list of free or inexpensive lawyers at www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm or at www.lsc.gov at the Find Legal Aid tab.
The Mexican Consulate is offering free workshops by appointment Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at 2093 Arena Blvd. in Sacramento. Applicants do not have to be Mexican nationals. For information call, (916) 329-3533.
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