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The rules of this deferred prosecution policy have yet to be determined. It would be surprising if they allowed travel outside the country. The basis for the action is that the people affected (like you?) came to the U.S. with their parents when they were young and that the U.S. is the only country that they know. One of the requirements is that you have lived in the U.S. continuously for the last 5 years. Deferred action means that the government will not seek to deport you. Since this deferred action policy will not grant you a green card and only a work permit, it would be surprising if they allowed foreign travel.
This response is provided for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Questions and answers posted to this forum are public and cannot be kept confidential. Although admitted in DC, I currently reside in Texas and I am authorized to practice U.S. immigration law worldwide..