With Obama's new policy, will it help my brother? He qualifies for everything, but he is still in High School.

Asked over 2 years ago - Belleville, MI

He is 16 and a Sophomore in High School. He's been here for almost 10 years

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  1. Mary Kathleen Neal

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    Answered . Being enrolled in school is one qualifying factor. So being in high school counts in his favor.

    However, USCIS is not yet accepting applications for deferred action. He will need to wait 60 days or so until they have their process in place.

    See the USCIS "frequently asked questions" here:


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  2. Deborah Lynne Karapetian

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    Answered . Yes - he should completely qualify!

  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Most likely, once USCIS announces how to proceed.

    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.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  4. Gregory Patrick Sheehan

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    Answered . So far so good, but there are more specific details yet to come. Here is a video for you to review, I hope it helps you.

    Attorney Sheehan and www.myeasyvisa.com do not acknowledge any Attorney-Client relationship here on avvo.com.... more

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