Applications for Deferred Action

Affirmative applications for deferred action are not yet being accepted by USCIS, nor have application procedures and fees been released. USCIS is expected to provide information about how to apply for deferred action in early to mid-August. In the interim, qualified individuals should begin gathering the following documentation:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of physical presence in the United States for the past 5 years, and presence in the United States on June 15, 2012 (medical records, school records, tax/employment records, etc.)
  • Proof of entry into the United States prior to the age of 16

Anyone who has been convicted of a felony or significant misdemeanor will be ineligible for deferred action. Significant misdemeanors include, but are not limited to: DWI, domestic violence, assault on a female, controlled substance offenses, and crimes involving violence. Anyone convicted of any of these offenses, whether or not any jail time was served, is ineligible.

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