Bishop to Hold Deferred Action Seminar


On Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. Congressman Tim Bishop will host a forum on the new immigration policy giving some undocumented youth relief from deportation from of the United States.

The forum will be held in the community room of the Bridgehampton National Bank at 2200 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. It will feature a presentation from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in Holtsville on the new policy, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Under the policy, which was enacted by President Barack Obama on June 18, certain youth who were brought to the United States as young children will be considered for relief from deportation proceedings, providing they do not present a risk to national security or public safety and meet several key criteria. Those who are eligible will qualify for work authorization for a renewable period of two years.

Nearly 30 undocumented young people eligible for relief attended a recent information forum at the Patchogue Fire House hosted by Congressman Bishop this summer.

Lawyers are not needed or required to apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals and Bishop’s office urged that anyone with questions or those wishing to RSVP for the September 14 forum to contact his office at 289-6500.