Executive Action on Immigration Reform

Executive action to fix our broken immigration system is finally here!

On November 20th, 2014, President Obama announced commonsense steps to provide relief to struggling families that are within his legal authority to act.


Here’s what Immigration Accountability Executive Action does:

  • Expands the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
    Expands DACA to people over the age of 30 who arrived here before turning 16. To qualify, individuals must have been in the U.S. since January 1, 2010;
  • Creates a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program
    Parents of U.S. citizen children and Lawful Permanent Resident children born on or before November 20, 2014 who have been present in the country since January 1, 2010 will be able to apply for deferred action and employment authorization for three years;
  • Invokes Prosecutorial Discretion 
    Prioritizes actual criminals – not families – for deportation. Immigration officials will target only those with specific criminal convictions or who pose a danger to national security;
  • Ends the Secure Communities data collection program;
  • Streamlines our Employment-Based Immigration System;
  • For more information on executive action on immigration reform, click here.


WARNING: Do NOT become a victim of immigration scams! These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is NOT yet accepting applications. Learn how to avoid immigration scams here.



Here's what you can do:

To find your local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Tucson or Phoenix, click here.

While specific requirements to apply and the date when applications can be filed have not been announced yet, the following information may be helpful in preparing to apply. 


Proof of Identity
  • Passport or national identity document from your country of origin
  • Birth certificate with photo identification
  • School or military ID with photo
  • Any U.S. government immigration or other document bearing your name and photo
Proof of your presence in the U.S.
  • Passport with admission stamp
  • Form I-94/I-95/I-94W
  • School records from the U.S. schools you have attended
  • Military records (form DD-214 or NGB Form 22)
  • Any immigration and Naturalization Service or DHS document stating your date of entry (Form I-862, Notice to Appear)
  • Travel records
  • Hospital or medical records
  • Employment records (pay stubs, W-2 Forms, etc.)
  • Official records from a religious entity confirming participation in a religious ceremony
  • Copies of money order receipts for money sent in or out of the country
  • Birth certificates of children born in the U.S.
  • Dated bank transactions
  • Utility bills or other bills with your name and address
  • Rent receipts
  • Automobile license receipts or registration
  • Deeds, mortgages, rental agreement contracts
  • Tax receipts, insurance policies
Proof of immigration status
  • Form I-94/I-95/I-94W with authorized stay expiration date
  • Final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal issued
  • A charging document placing you into removal proceedings
  • Expired visa
Proof of education (for DACA eligibility)
  • Official records (transcripts, report cards, etc.) from the school that you are currently attending in the U.S.
  • U.S. high school diploma or certificate of completion
  • U.S. GED certificate
Proof you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of U.S. (for DACA eligibility)
  • Form DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • NGB Form 22, National Guard Report of Separation and Record of Service
  • Military personnel records
  • Military health records
Demonstrating employment
  • W-2 Form
  • SS-4 Forms filed (by you or on your behalf)
  • Bank deposits
  • Pay stubs
  • Written receipts (cashed checks)
  • Employer/building ID
  • Email history to/from other employees or employer
  • Business cards
  • Ads posting your services
  • Contact information of employer
Payment of taxes
  • W-2 Form
  • Bank statements
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Form (ITIN)
  • W-7 Form to apply for ITIN
Immigration history
  • Notice to appear
  • Removal documents
  • Any U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or DHS document
Family relationships
  • Listing dependents on W-2
  • Birth certificates of all children, especially U.S. citizen children and Lawful Permanent Resident children
  • Copy of Green Card for Lawful Permanent Resident children
  • Marriage certificate (church and civil)
  • Adoption documents
Community relationships
  • Church records of attendance/membership
  • Community service records
  • School or College ID/registration documentation
  • Neighborhood watch documentation
  • Community center registration/documentation
  • Pool club membership documentation
  • YMCA/Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts documentation
  • Sports teams documentation/registration
  • Documentation of volunteer work
  • Awards/Honors/Accolades in community
Criminal record
  • Court dispositions
  • FBI criminal background checks
  • Traffic violations/tickets
  • Any expungement records
  • Juvenile expunged records
  • Documentation of pardons
  • DUI rehabilitation class registration