We’ve been conducting Deferred Action consultations for a week now. Time to share some of our insights after seeing the process in action.
To begin with, the response has been impressive. We are consulting with potential applicants, establishing eligibility and beginning to prepare applications.
Deferred Action and Social Security Numbers:
One of the issues we came across is the use of multiple or false Social Security numbers. This could be a potential problem as the I-765 (application for employment authorization) asks for all Social Security numbers ever used. At this point there are no test cases to show how this issue will be treated so we do not know what the full implications of using a false Social Security number. We advise anyone who might have used multiple or false Social Security numbers to exercise caution when applying for Deferred Action. As usual we cannot guarantee approval but USCIS is looking at each applicant on a case-by-case basis.