What of the rest of individuals who meet all the same "deferred action" eligibility criteria EXCEPT having been targeted for deportation? And what is meant by being "DREAM-Act" eligible? Is that a separate set of requirements that needs to be met as well?
Hello. To be clear, the new Obama policy IS NOT the DREAM Act. The president of the U.S. CANNOT pass immigration legislation. If you meet the criteria, as a matter of discretion, (1) you won't be placed in jeopardy of deportation (or if you are in deportation proceedings, the government may use its prosecutorial discretion and terminate the proceedings) (2) you will be eligible for a work permit (employment authorization).
You DO NOT have to be in deportation proceedings to qualify. You should contact an attorney to determine your eligibility for Obama's new immigraiton policy.
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No. It applies to anyone who meets all the qualifications. Being in deportation proceedings is not one of the qualifications.
1. Obama's action is a policy and not a law. It is not an Act.
2. USCIS has yet to announce how the application process will be carried on.
3. I will be updating http://engnishimura.com/faqs/deferred-action-yo... as details become available.
4. Obama's policy does not provide immigration status. It only prevents qualifying individuals from being deported and may provide them with a work permit.
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