On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet the following criteria may request deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would be eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not grant lawful immigration status upon an individual. USCIS will start accepting applications as of August 15, 2012.

You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:

Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.

Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday.

Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time.

Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS.

Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012.

Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States.

Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Even if you have a removal order against you, you may still apply and be eligible for deferred action and receive work authorization. For more information.< More details >

The USCIS filing fee is $465 and our attorney fee is a flat rate of $500. Contact our office and we will help you apply for deferred action. We will inform you as to what documents to prepare to ensure your chances of succeeding in your application.