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Many individuals were happy hearing President Obama’s announcement last week about the Deferred Action granted to young people who were brought to the United States as young children, given they meet the key criteria for relief from removal from the country or entered into removal proceedings. This also ensures that resources are not spent on low priority cases like individuals brought to the United States as children, have not been convicted of any felony offense, any misdemeanor offenses, and meet the key criteria. Those who have met the criteria will be eligible to receive Deferred for 2 years, subject to renewal. For those individuals who are not currently in the United States and could not prove that they have been physically present for a continuous period of not less than 5 years are not eligible for deferred action.
USCIS and ICE are expecting to begin the implementation of the application processes within 60 days, with its guidance taking effect immediately. Listed below are the Frequently Asked Questions for those individuals who need some enlightenment about the Deferred Action.What do you mean by Deferred Action?