For young people who entered the U.S. illegally as children, U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop will host a forum on Sept. 14 about relief from deportation offered by the Obama administration.
President Obama announced the new policy, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in June.
The forum will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in the community room at in Bridgehampton, featuring a presentation by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
To receive relief, undocumented immigrants must meet several criteria, including not presenting a risk to national security or public safety, according to Bishop's office. Those who qualify will be eligible to be authorized to work for a renewable period of two years.
"I voted to pass the DREAM Act in the House, and I support the president taking executive action to give young people who came to America as children a chance to legally contribute to our society," Bishop said shortly after Obama announced deferred action. "This is a positive development for fairness in our immigration policy."
Deferred action is expected to allow more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants to obtain work visas.
Bishop's office notes that those wishing to apply are not required to enlist an attorney.
Those with questions or wishing to RSVP may call Bishop's office at 631-289-6500.