LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Thomas Esparza Jr. | Jun 23, 2012

CONSUMER ADVISORY 1 Deferred Action for Certain Young Immigrants: Don’t Get Scammed!

Presented By Thomas Esparza, Immigration Specialist

On June 15, 2012, DHS announced that certain young people who entered the U.S.

before age 16 will no longer be removed from the United States. Qualifying individuals

will be granted “deferred action" and be eligible for a work permit.

You cannot applyfor deferred action at this time. If you are currently in removal

proceedings, you may be offered deferred action by Immigration and Customs

Enforcement (ICE). Otherwise, you will have to wait until the government finalizes an

application process.

If you believe you are eligible for deferred action but face imminent

removal from the United States, contact either the Law Enforcement

Support Center’s hotline at 18554486903(staffed 24/7) or the

ICE Office of the Public Advocate at 18883514024 (staffed 9am – 5pm,

Monday – Friday) or[email protected].

You should only trust information from a reliable source, such as anofficial government

websiteorreputable legalorcharitable organizations. Consult with a qualified

immigration attorney before requesting deferred action.

Additional resources provided by the author

Thomas Esparza, Jr. and Jacqueline L. Watson are Board Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law with their office in Austin, Texas. Thomas has 35 years experience and Jacqueline 12. They are available by appointment only. [email protected] or [email protected] Call 512-441-0062

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