Deferred Action

Deferred Action Attorneys | Relief for Dreamers and DREAM Act Lawyers

Deferred Action is a form of prosecutorial discretion where DHS decides to defer any action to remove or deport an individual. It is important to note that deferred action and the current relief for DREAMers is NOT the DREAM Act. The deferred action policy, as enacted by the Obama administration, is not a form of lawful status and it is also not a path to a green card. Although a person granted deferred action will not continue to accrue unlawful presence the period deferred action is in effect, deferred action does not absolve individuals of any previous or subsequent periods of unlawful presence. Deferred action is a unique designation within immigration law, and consulting with an experienced immigration attorney is important to fully understanding what deferred action means to you if you are eligible.

So what is the benefit of deferred action?
There are two tangible benefits of deferred action – immediate protection from the possibility of deportation, and the possibility of employment authorization. However, DHS has stipulated that to be eligible for employment authorization, applicants will be required to prove economic necessity. Consulting with an experienced immigration attorney will help you determine if you will qualify for employment authorization.

Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform are hopeful that if reforms like the DREAM Act or a a true path to citizenship, are passed through Congress, those that receive deferred action under this policy will be enshrined in any path to citizenship plan. At this time, however, permanent immigrant status is not among the benefits of the new policy. It is vital that you consult with a qualified lawyer to understand the benefits as well as the risks in your individual case.

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The Law Offices of Brian MurrayHeadquartered in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., our immigration law firm represents individuals across the country. In particular, we represent individuals seeking relief from deportation and those seeking long-term immigrant status or citizenship.
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