Am I eligible for deferred action?

Asked about 2 years ago - Sleepy Hollow, NY

I came here before the age of 16 (I was 15,) and I have no criminal records of any kind. Also I have very good grades, I am in college through a full scholarship (private scholarship since I am undocumented I can't get government benefits.) However when this policy came out I had been here for 4 years and 6 months, and the policy says I must have been here for 5 years from the day the policy came out. Will I be eligible on January when it has been 5 years since I came, or will I never be eligible?

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  1. Jay K Goldberg

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . You keep posting this in the criminal lawyer forum. You need to post this in the immigration attorney forum. You need to have this addressed by a lawyer who does immigration law not criminal law.

  2. Benjamin J Lieberman

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Repost this in the immigration forum not criminal defense.

  3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . No,,,,you need 5 years from when it came out, not total time in US.

    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a... more
  4. Dhenu Mitesh Savla


    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Hello, you may still qualify but it is not known for sure. Please fill out our 1 minute free assessment questionnaire at

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    Dhenu Savla, Esq.
    SwagatUSA, LLC

    Good Luck!

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