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The Government will not accept applications for deferred action until August 15 for the more soon. But there are some steps that those planning to submit their application can take even before that day:

  • Request your LUPE membership ($20 for students and under 18; $40 for others)
  • Bring your birth certificate and other required documents to translate them ($25)
  • Sign a contract with LUPE for representation ($25)
  • Ask for your files in Edinburg courts or your FBI file
    • District Clerk Laura Hinojosa – records of any felonies ($8)
    • County Clerk Arturo Guajardo Jr. – records of minor crimes ($7)
    • Fingerprints in local police  department or LUPE ($18 for FBI and $7 for LUPE)
  • Gather your grade reports from your first year of school until the end of high school
  • Search for your High School diploma or GED certificate or evidence showing you are enrolled in secondary school or a GED program.
  • Gather other documents showing that you have lived continuously in this country since June 15, 2007. (School files will be the most valuable.)

We have been told by immigration experts they do not expect to approve cases where the only evidence is affidavits. They want official documents that could be confirmed if they feel the necessity of investigating a particular case.

Another point on which they have placed much emphasis is that if they find someone who submits false information, this person they will be placed into the process of deportation. Be very careful that all your information is truthful!

Before submitting your application, should be absolutely sure that he has no criminal history. Each person who applies to deferred action must also submit his fingerprints. The FBI will check fingerprints and report what they find directly to immigration. If it is that you have taken the fingerprints in a past tense, this information will be found by the FBI and will be reported to immigration. If the person has been convicted of a felony or one crime less serious, this person will be deported. There is no way to cheat the system that will not be discovered. If you already have a problem with the police, talk to a counselor or attorney before proceeding.



El gobierno no va aceptar las aplicaciones para Acción Diferida hasta el día 15 de agosto por lo más pronto. Pero hay algunos pasos que los que piensan someter su aplicación pueden tomar aun antes de ese día:

  • Solicitar su Membrecía de LUPE ($20 para estudiantes y menores de 18 años; $40 para otros)
  • Traer su Acta de Nacimiento e otros documentos necesarios para traducirlos ($25)
  • Firmar el contrato con LUPE para representación ($25)
  • Pedir sus archivos de los cortes en Edinburg o su archivo de FBI
    • District Clerk Laura Hinojosa – archivos de felonías ($8)
    • County Clerk Arturo Guajardo – archivos de crímenes menores ($7)
    • Huellas digitales en policía local o en LUPE ($18 para FBI y $7 para LUPE)
  • Juntar sus reportes de calificaciones de la escuela desde su primer año hasta acabar
  • Buscar su diploma del segundaria (High School) o del GED o pruebas que está matriculado/a en escuela segundaria o un programa de GED.
  • Juntar otros documentos que demuestran que ha vivido continuamente en este país desde el 15 de junio 2007. (Los archivos escolares van a ser los más valiosos.)

Nos han dicho los de Inmigración que no esperan aprobar los casos en que las únicas pruebas son declaraciones juradas. Quieren que sean documentos oficiales que pudieran confirmar en caso de se sientan necesidad de investigar un caso particular.

Otro punto en que han puesto mucho énfasis es que si encuentran alguna persona que somete información falsa, a esta persona lo van a deportar. ¡Tenga mucho cuidado en este punto!

Antes de someter su aplicación, hay que estar absolutamente seguro que no tiene ninguna historia criminal. Cada persona que aplica para Acción Diferida tiene que someter también sus huellas digitales. El FBI va revisar las huellas y reportar lo que encuentran directamente a Inmigración. Si es que a usted le han tomados la huellas en algún tiempo pasado, este información estará encontrado por el FBI y será reportado a Inmigración. Si la persona ha sido convicta de una felonía o un crimen menor serio, esta persona va ser deportado. No hay manera de engañar el sistema para que no le vaya descubrir. Si es que ya tiene algún problema con los policías, hable con un consejero antes de proceder.