Deferred Action FAQ

///Deferred Action FAQ

What is going to happen with US v. Texas?

What is US v. Texas? United States v. Texas is a Supreme Court Case dealing with President Obama's executive actions, primarily the ones that expanded DACA and introduced DAPA.  Texas and 25 other states filed [...]

What is going to happen with US v. Texas?

What Will Happen If You Lie About Your Situation?

If you knowingly make a misrepresentation, or knowingly fail to disclose facts, in an effort to have your case deferred or obtain work authorization through this new process, you will be treated as an immigration [...]

What Will Happen If You Lie About Your Situation?

How will ICE and USCIS handle cases involving individuals who do not satisfy the guidelines of this process but believe they may warrant an exercise of prosecutorial discretion under the June 2011 Prosecutorial Discretion Memoranda?

If USCIS determines that you do not satisfy the guidelines or otherwise determines you do not warrant an exercise of prosecutorial discretion, then it will decline to defer action in your case. If you are [...]

How will ICE and USCIS handle cases involving individuals who do not satisfy the guidelines of this process but believe they may warrant an exercise of prosecutorial discretion under the June 2011 Prosecutorial Discretion Memoranda?

If my case was reviewed as part of the case-by-case review process but I was not offered administrative closure, can I be considered for deferred action under this process?

Yes. If you can demonstrate that you meet the guidelines, you will be able to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals from USCIS even if you were not offered administrative closure following review [...]

If my case was reviewed as part of the case-by-case review process but I was not offered administrative closure, can I be considered for deferred action under this process?

If I declined an offer of administrative closure under the case-by-case review process, can I be considered for deferred action under this process?

Yes. If you can demonstrate that you meet the guidelines, you will be able to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals from USCIS even if you declined an offer of administrative closure under [...]

If I declined an offer of administrative closure under the case-by-case review process, can I be considered for deferred action under this process?

If I accepted an offer of administrative closure under the case-by-case review process or my case was terminated as part of the case-by-case review process, can I be considered for deferred action under this process?

Yes. If you can demonstrate that you meet the guidelines, you will be able to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals even if you have accepted an offer of administrative closure or termination [...]

If I accepted an offer of administrative closure under the case-by-case review process or my case was terminated as part of the case-by-case review process, can I be considered for deferred action under this process?

If I meet the guidelines for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals and encounter by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or ICE, will I be placed into removal proceedings?

This policy is intended to allow CBP and ICE to focus on priority cases. Pursuant to the direction of the Secretary of Homeland Security, if you meet the guidelines of this process, CBP or ICE [...]

If I meet the guidelines for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals and encounter by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or ICE, will I be placed into removal proceedings?

If I am about to be removed by ICE and believe that I meet the guidelines for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, what steps should I take to seek review of your case before removal?

If you believe you can demonstrate that you meet the guidelines and are about to be removed, contact a qualified immigration attorney and he or she will reach out to ICE.

If I am about to be removed by ICE and believe that I meet the guidelines for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, what steps should I take to seek review of your case before removal?