The Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages organization has released a policy guide, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: A Program for Undocumented Youth in the United States, in response to the Obama Administration’s new policy on undocumented children who have arrived in the United States from other countries. This program allows the Department of Homeland Security to defer deportment for any undocumented noncitizens who arrived in the United States prior to their sixteenth birthday. The policy document provided by TESOL details the eligibility requirements for deferred action as well as the steps for applying. The application period for deferred action began on August 15, 2012.
For more information, please see the policy guide provided by TESOL here.