AUGUST 15 STARTS DEFERRED ACTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
On August 15, 2012, the Deferred Action Process for Young People will begin. Individuals who demonstrate that they meet the following factors will be eligible for an exercise of discretion, specifically deferred action, on a case by case basis.
1. Came to the United State under the age of sixteen;
2. Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years preceding the June 15, 2012 announcement by the Department of Homeland Security and are present in the United States on June 15, 2012;
3. Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate (G.E.D.), or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
4. Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
5. Are not above the age of thirty.
Applicants for relief will have to show through verifiable documentation that they meet these criteria. Deferred action requests are decided on a case-by-case basis.
Young people who receive deferred action will be eligible for a work permit and be allowed to legally stay in the U. S. for two years, extendable for two more years.
For further information please contact immigration attorneys, Jason Y. Gans (firstname.lastname@example.org), Joseph M. Tapper (email@example.com) or Michael Hafkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) at our office (860) 242-2221.
For more information, please contact Attorney Jason Y Gans.