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Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.
Deferred Action is a temporary reprieve from deportation for 2 years, it is not a permanent reprieve and it is not currently a pathway to residency or citizenship. However, the President has indicated that the deferred action status may be renewed every two years. It is important to understand that this 2 year renewal policy may change depending upon the administrative policy of the President at the time that renewal becomes necessary.
Unfortunately, you are not eligible at this time.
You have 30 days to renew your application.
Yes, if you filed on or before September 5, 2017 your application will be processed accordingly.
All existing DACA work permits will be honored until their expiration date, up to two full years from September 5, 2017.
If you are unsure of how these new DACA immigration changes affect you, a loved one, or family member please contact an experienced immigration lawyer to assist you.
On June 15, 2012, Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, set forth a framework that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
The memorandum states that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should exercise prosecutorial discretion in the enforcement of the nations immigration laws against certain young people who were brought to this country as children and know only this country as home. As a general matter, these individuals lacked the intent to violate the law.
Anyone requesting consideration for deferred action under this process must have been under 31 years old as of June 15, 2012. You must also be at least 15 years or older to request deferred action, unless you are currently in removal proceedings or have a final removal or voluntary departure order.
To begin the filing process start collecting suppporting documents for your request for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. Next, contact the experienced deferred action attorney’s at Brandt Immigration who will discuss your particular situation and complete Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on your behalf.