You still may have to go back and get your GED; it will make it much easier under this new deferred action memo. But technically, it still may be possible to file without it, we simply don't know because the regulations have not yet come out (it will take another 2 months).
In the meantime, DO NOT BE IMPATIENT - do it the RIGHT way, talk to a lawyer so the lawyer can figure out what the best option for you, in your particular case, should be.
If you file prematurely, and you don't qualify, all you're doing is telling immigration where you live.
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Only if you meet the requirements.
1. Obama's action is a policy and not a law.
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-young-immigrants 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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