Does that mean that each day has to be accounted for? What if I was a student, but did not take summer school? I'm finding it a bit difficult to prove that criteria for the deferred action.
If you can, yes, and if not, do the best you can.
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It means you did not leave the USA for more than short periods of time for vacation or other reasons in the last 5 years
if you did not leave the U.S., you meet that part of the requirement.
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