UPDATE – Miller|Conway applauds today’s announcement by the White House that it will grant deferred action to undocumented young people who were brought to the U.S., typically by their undocumented parents, prior to age 15 and who have been raised and educated here. The announcement expands upon the prosecutorial discretion (PD) initiatives already implemented by the White House and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
It is important to note that deferred action does not grant citizenship or permanent resident status. Rather, deferred action allows certain young people, who have been in this country since age 15 or younger, to complete their education, continue their military service or begin their careers. The grant of deferred action will be issued on a case-by-case basis and is renewable every two (2) years.
According to DHS, deferred action will be offered to young people between the ages of 15-30 who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and have been in the country for at least five years, have no criminal history, and are currently in the country.
Should you or a loved one believe you/he/she may be eligible for deferred action under today’s initiative call Miller|Conway at 843.764.3334 for consultation.
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