What is Deferred Action?

June 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

Deferred Action is effort by government not to continue deportation those you qualify certain criteria. Even thou this isn’t permanent solution.

Criteria include:

  1. Entered US before 16th birthday of the applicants.
  2. Continuous residence for least five years.
  3. Physical presence during the announcement was made (DREAM Act) i.e., June 15th 2012.
  4. Applicant should be at school or graduated from college and obtain GED (General Education Development).
  5. Applicants not convicted any felony offense.
  6. Age not above 30.

Deferred action will not grant the applicant a green card, immigration status or citizenship. However, deferred action offers two significant benefits:

(a) It relieves the individual from the fear and uncertainty of being caught and someday placed in removal proceedings, while it relieves those who are presently in removal proceedings from being removed;

(b) It provides economic freedom to those who qualify through the issuance of EADs that would enable them to work legally.

USCIS and ICE will begin implementation of the application processes within sixty days of the announcement on June 15. The hotline numbers to call for this process are 1-800-375-5283 (USCIS) and 1-888-351-4024 (ICE).

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