Edgerton Immigration Law
Phone: (919) 301-0055
Fax: (919) 919-324-3679
333 Fayetteville Street, Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27601
|Friday, 15 June 2012 09:19|
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced today that it will offer deferred action for young people who are low enforcement priorities who meet specific requirements (see here).
According to the DHS press release: "...effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization."
The press release states that individuals who demonstrate that they meet the following criteria will be eligible for an exercise of discretion, specifically deferred action, on a case by case basis:
Only those individuals who can document that they meet these criteria will be eligible for deferred action. To be eligible, individuals must currently be in the United States and have been physically present in the United States for a period of not less than 5 years.
While this guidance takes effect immediately, USCIS and ICE expect to begin implementation of the application processes within sixty days.
If you believe you may be eligible, please give us a call to schedule a consultation so that we may review your situation.
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