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

Belleville, MI |

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

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Yes - he should completely qualify!



thank you


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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Thank you


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 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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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.

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