Forum on Immigration Law

    Representative Tim Bishop will host an information forum tomorrow on the new immigration policy giving some undocumented young people relief from deportation. Starting at 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton National Bank in Bridgehampton, the forum will feature a presentation by a Citizenship and Immigration Services representative on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which went into effect in August.
    Under the measure, announced by President Obama on June 15, certain young people who came to the United States before their 16th birthday will be considered for relief from deportation proceedings provided they do not present a risk to national security or public safety and meet several key criteria — being under 31 as of June 15, for example, and having at least a G.E.D. Those who meet the criteria will also be eligible for work authorization for a renewable period of two years.
    The services of a lawyer are not required to apply. Mr. Bishop has urged anyone with questions or wishing to make a reservation for the forum to call his office at 289-6500.