On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama signed an executive order allowing over 800,000 undocumented immigrants under age 30 who came to the United States as children to remain in the United States without fear of deportation. This act, sometimes called the “Dream Act,” is a monumental piece of legislation for immigrants and refugees.
- Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities
- La Secretaria Napolitano Anuncia Proceso De Acción Diferida Para Jóvenes Que Sean De Baja Prioridad Para La Aplicación De La Ley
- DHS Letter - Acrobat PDF
- NWIRP Resources
- One America Resources
- Defining American: The DREAM Act, Immigration Reform and Citizenship
Mayor announces support for young immigrants eligible for work visas
- July 24, 2013
Mayor McGinn announced new City efforts to support young people eligible for work authorizations through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy launched by President Barack Obama in June 2012. Individuals age 18 and over can now call the Seattle City Light Service Center at (206) 684-3000 and have their names added to the utility bill of their home, helping to provide a paper trail to prove residency.