AILA Joins National Partners to Launch Deferred Action Website

Online Portal to Assist Immigrants Brought to the U.S. as Children and Protect Against Notario Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to be part of the national effort to launch a website which is designed to help immigrants brought to this country as children understand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. Through DACA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will grant two-year, renewable, reprieves from deportation to eligible young immigrants who meet certain criteria.

The site, Own the Dream ( or Únete al Sueño ( in Spanish, offers an online self-screening tool for DACA applicants so they can understand their eligibility for the initiative and a searchable directory of listings for free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. Along with a calendar of community events, such as information sessions and application workshops, the site includes links to news about the Deferred Action program and frequently asked questions.