Deferred Action

Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not confer lawful status upon an individual. In addition, although an alien granted deferred action will not be considered to be accruing unlawful presence in the United States during the period deferred action is in effect, deferred action does not absolve individuals of any previous or subsequent periods of unlawful presence.

Under existing regulations, an individual who has been granted deferred action is eligible to receive employment authorization for the period of deferred action, provided he or she can demonstrate “an economic necessity for employment.” Deferred action can be terminated at any time at the agency’s discretion or renewed by the agency. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Unfortunately this elitist order will only benefit those who fulfill the requirements:
• Must have arrived to the United States before the age of 16
• Must have lived in the country for five continuous years by June 15, 2012
• Must be currently enrolled in school (high school, college, or vocational), must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED), or honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or Armed Forces
• Must have not been convicted of a felony, a serious misdemeanor offense, or multiple misdemeanor offenses
• Must be under the age of thirty as of June 15, 2012

More Information at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website

Also visit the California Dream Network page:

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