Immigration and Youth
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On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would not deport certain undocumented persons who entered the U.S. as children. Deferred action means that, even though the individual is undocumented and subject to deportation, the government agrees to “defer” any actions to remove them. So, in essence, even though deferred action does not provide a pathway to getting lawful permanent resident status (a greencard) or citizenship, it will allow young people to remain in the U.S. and apply for a work authorization document from the government that entitles them to legally work in the U.S.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals allows certain individuals, who meet specific guidelines, to request consideration of deferred action from USCIS. Individuals who receive deferred action will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time unless terminated. If you receive deferred action, you may be eligible for employment authorization. You may request deferred action for childhood arrivals if you meet the guidelines described here.
To help prepare the public for the anticipated process to request a renewal of DACA from USCIS, we have created an outline, available here.
Immigrant children who are county dependents because they are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment are among the most vulnerable people in the United States. But in many cases, the children or their advocates can obtain a critical legal benefit that will help the children gain control in their lives and successfully transition to adulthood. Click here to learn more.