On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced the action of deferred action for young immigrants who call America their home but currently live under threat of deportation. This action will change lives and allow young immigrants to live up to their fullpotential.

Certain young people who do not present a risk to national security or public safety and meet specified criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action for two years, subject to renewal, and to apply for work authorization.

(For more detailed info see Homeland Security announcement)

Is DEFERRED ACTION right for you?

In order to be eligible for deferred action you must:

  • Have arrived in the U.S. when they were under the age of sixteen
  • Have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years prior to June 15, 2012 and have been present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012
  • Currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have a GED, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Not have been convicted of a felony offense, a “significant misdemeanor offense,” three or more non-significant misdemeanors, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; and
  • Have been under thirty-one years old on June 15, 2012.

(For more detailed info see Homeland Security announcement)


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