UFCW Deferred Action Guide

On November 20, President Obama took executive action to provide work authorization to millions of immigrant families. If you are applying, the UFCW is your resource.

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  • Check out the UFCW's DAPA toolkit. Get the forms you need to apply.

  • Watch our video showcasing the recent citizenship and immigration training in Dallas that seven AFL-CIO affiliates, including UFCW, participated in.

Who qualifies?

DAPA gives the parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents the opportunity to apply for work authorization. To meet the eligibility requirements, applicants need to have lived in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, pass a background check, and pay an application fee. Find out who qualifies for the program here.

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How to apply

The application process is expected to open around May 2015, but it is important to start gathering the necessary materials as soon as possible. The UFCW created a guide to the materials applicants are likely to need, and we are ready to help every step of the way.

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UFCW resources

The UFCW fought hard to make the DAPA program a reality. Now locals are making sure members are at the front of the line for applications by hosting workshops to help you prepare to apply. The UFCW will provide these services FOR FREE: you should not go to your employer or to those offering fee-based services.

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