On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced a plan to put a stop to the deportation of certain eligible young people and grant work authorization to everyone who meets the criteria for the federal DREAM Act, so that young people who were brought here as children and grew up in this country could live in the United States and continue to contribute to their communities.

WHAT IS DEFERRED ACTION?

  • It is the exercise of discretionary authority by the Department of Homeland Security to allow certain individuals the right to live and work in the United States. Individuals who qualify and get deferred action will not accrue unlawful presence in the country.
  • Deferred action is a temporary stop-gap measure lasting two years, which can be renewed.
  • Deferred action does not confer anyone with legal status or a pathway to citizenship. It also does not prevent DHS from re-initiating removal proceedings against individuals.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Individuals must meet all of criteria laid out below, in order to qualify:

DACA Eligibility

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

 

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