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
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.