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What is Deferred Action?

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain DREAM Act–eligible undocumented youth. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these youth will be given a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” Deferred action will be valid for two years and may be renewed at the end of the two years. Individuals who receive deferred action may apply for and may obtain employment authorization.

The federal government began accepting deferred action requests on August 15, 2012. If you have questions about Deferred Action and would like to review your case or start the application process, please call Massachusetts immigration lawyer Kevin Leeper to discuss your situation.

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