Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians 


Learn More about Deferred Action

Check out this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource on Deferred Action.

In addition, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has released a Fact Sheet on Deferred Action in 4 languages:

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, in June 2012 the Department of Homeland Security announced that it was developing a new process by which certain immigrant youth could request "Deferred Action" on their immigration cases.

Individuals who obtain Deferred Action are eligible to apply for a 2-year renewable work permit.

We wanted to make sure you were aware of upcoming FREE public information sessions about the new Deferred Action policy. 

See below for details. Please spread the word!

The Welcoming Center Team

 Dear Colleagues,
Deferred Action for Eligible Immigrant Youth 

Summer 2012 Information Sessions:

Wednesday, Aug. 1
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Esperanza Immigration Legal Svcs logo

Esperanza College (cafeteria)
4261 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Event flyer in English and More information: Call Jenn Schifano, 215-324-0746, ext. 218


Thursdays August 2, 9, 16, and 23

10-11 a.m.  

Consulate of Mexico

The Bourse Building, Suite 310 

111 S. Independence Mall East (5th St. near Chestnut St.)

Philadelphia, PA 19106



An ad-hoc coalition of nonprofit organizations is working together to provide these information sessions to the community.  


Additional information sessions will be announced shortly. Langua ge access in additional languages is expected to be available.


Ad-hoc partner organizations include: Dream Activist Pennsylvania, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, HIAS Pennsylvania, Nationalities Service Center, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. This is a partial list; the group is still in formation.



PICC logo NSC logo HIAS PA logo
Warning sign: Risks ahead!
Protect Yourself! Don't Be a Victim of Immigration Fraud

Immigrant youth and families should be aware that some fraudulent and unlicensed practitioners claim to be qualified to practice immigration law.

However, these "immigration helpers" or notarios are not licensed or qualified attorneys, and may charge high fees for services they are not legally able to provide.

Visit StopNotarioFraud.org to learn more. 

Also check out the US Citizenship and Immigration Services' The Wrong Help Can Hurt resources, which are available in 14 languages.