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Deferred Action Guidelines Released

Guidelines for President Obama’s Deferred Action directive have been made public by DHS today. Below you can find these guidelines, stay tuned for more information.

***Remember: only licensed attorneys should be giving any kind of legal advice! If others are giving legal advice and you get bad advice, there is NO protection for you. Please be careful when getting help with this application process.***

Individuals may begin to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals on August 15, 2012.

Total cost for this request is $465.

Please do not file before August 15.  

If you file early, your request will be rejected.

Individuals can call USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 with questions or to request more information on the deferred action for childhood arrivals process or visit www.uscis.gov.

You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  • Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

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