Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Guidance for Employers

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (deferred action) and are eligible to apply for work authorization. Individuals whose cases are deferred and who are granted work authorization will be issued an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

All U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. For more information on required documentation, review this fact sheet.