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What is Deferred Action for DREAMers?

What is Deferred Action?

Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not confer lawful status upon an individual. In addition, although an individual whose case is deferred will not be considered to be accruing unlawful presence in the United States during the period deferred action is in effect, deferred action does not excuse individuals of any previous or subsequent periods of unlawful presence. Under existing regulations, an individual whose case has been deferred is eligible to receive employment authorization for the period of deferred action, provided he or she can demonstrate “an economic necessity for employment.” DHS can terminate or renew deferred action at any time at the agency’s discretion.

What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.

Individuals who can demonstrate through verifiable documentation that they meet these guidelines will be considered for deferred action. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis under the guidelines set forth in the Secretary of Homeland Security’s memorandum.

What about people currently in proceedings?

All individuals who believe they meet the guidelines, including those in removal proceedings, with a final removal order, or with a voluntary departure order (and not in immigration detention), may affirmatively request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals through this process.

How much are the application fees?

The total fee for forms I-821D, I-765 and the I-765WS is $465.

Be Aware: NO APPEAL IF DENIED

If your request for Deferred Action is denied, you cannot file a motion to reopen or reconsider and cannot appeal the decision. Do not apply alone! You do not get a second chance. Contact an experienced immigration attorney at Moore Law Group for assistance with filing your application.

What DREAM Deferred Action is NOT

  • Dream Deferred Action is NOT the DREAM Act - The DREAM Act law has not been passed by Congress
  • Dream Deferred Action is NOT a green card or a path to a green card
  • Dream Deferred Action is NOT U.S. citizenship and doesn’t lead to citizenship

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