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Is it a DREAM come true

On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security formally announced that it will offer deferred action to “DREAMers.” For all the promising undocumented youth who call America home this represents the opportunity to come out of the shadows and fully embrace the only country they know. AILA embraces this bold action provide relief and enable these young people to actively contribute to our society and economy.

Eligible individuals must:

Be 15-30 years old, and have entered before age 16
Have been present in the U.S. for 5 years as of June 15, 2012
Have maintained continuous residence
Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor or multiple minor misdemeanors
Be currently in school, graduated or have a GED, or is an honorably discharged veteran
The deferred action offer will be available to those in proceedings, as well as to those who apply affirmatively.

2 Responses

  1. Dream Act – Deferred Action
    As you may have heard, the DREAM ACT Deferred Action has now given the opportunity for numerous people to apply for the deferred action.

    This is not residency and it is not citizenship. However, if done properly, it does permit the issuance from U.S. Immigration of the approval of the Deferred Action, which in turn will allow you to get a work permit, remain legally in the U.S. for the duration of the approval of the deferred action and to be assured that you will not be placed into deportation proceedings.

    Additionally, this procedure will allow for us to apply for the DREAM Act Deferred Action even if you are in deportation / removal proceedings. Additionally, if you already have a removal or deportation order, we can apply for this relief. Finally, even if you or somebody you know is outside the U.S. that has been deported, but would have qualified, that person also is eligible to apply for the DREAM Act Deferred Action.

    Keep in mind a few advisals:

    1. If President Obama is not re-elected, this form of Deferred Action may be denied and/or revoked;

    2. There are no derivative beneficiaries that can apply for this type of Deferred Action. Therefore, there is a risk that you may get the approval, but your parents may be targeted to be placed into Removal Proceedings. However, at that point, depending on the particular case, we may be able to be retained to prepare and submit a Request for Prosecutorial Discretion.

    3. If your DREAM Act Deferred Action is denied, there is always the risk that you will be placed into Removal Proceedings. However, the option for you to submit the Request for Prosecutorial Discretion is also open.

    1. Attorney Fees for case with no crimes and does not need to be expedited due to age out and no issues regarding continual residency is $2,500.00;

    2. Attorney Fees for case with crimes (but ones that still make you eligible to file for this relief) is $3,000.00;

    3. Attorney Fees for expedited case due to an age-out situation will be $3,500.00.

    Down Payment
Normally we take 50% down and then the balance can be paid monthly until paid in full. We accept all forms of payment included debit and credit cards, Western Union and Money Gram.

    If you pay by Western Union, simply put the name Brian D. Lerner and the address 3233 E. Broadway, Long Beach, California 90803. Then you would notify me of the 10 digit control number, date of deposit and how much you deposited.

    You can call my office at 562-495-0554 and make the down payment through check or credit card which we will put through our secure servers and you will get electronic verification.

    You can also go on the secure website at the following website address:


    Please let me know if you are interested in proceeding and we can start on your case immediately.

Should you have further questions, you can e-mail me back or call my office at 562-495-0554.


  2. how do i apply to the dream act?


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