Can you travel with deferred action?

Even under the “old” DACA rules, young people who have obtained deferred action can apply for permission to travel abroad and come back to the U.S.

What is a deferred status?

Deferred status means that you will receive a decision with the regular decision applications, who will receive decisions from February 15 to May 1. It does not mean that you were denied and you do not have to re-apply because of this status.

Can a DACA recipient get a green card?

Yes, it is possible for DACA recipients to apply for a green card if they meet the lawful entry requirement. If you’ve entered the U.S. lawfully with Advance Parole or if you first entered with a valid visa, you may meet the green card eligibility requirement.

Can I keep working if my DACA expires?

When your current DACA work permit expires, you will be out of status, and start accruing unlawful presence. It is critical that you speak with your immigration attorney about other legal options that may exist for you to continue working and legally residing in the United States.

What happens if I marry a DACA recipient?

If you are currently a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient and are married to a U.S. citizen or green card holder, you may be eligible for a marriage-based green card of your own.

Can I get denied citizenship because of speeding tickets?

If your speeding tickets are tied to criminal charges (such as DUI), the U.S. government can deny you citizenship. If you’re still on probation for a traffic ticket (like reckless driving or DUI) at the time of your interview, your N-400 application is most likely to get denied.

What is deferred action for VAWA?

Deferred action means that removal, or deportation, proceedings will not be initiated. Applicants are also eligible for work authorization upon approval of their VAWA petition. Once the VAWA petition has been approved, immigrants are classified into categories based on a preference system.

What is deferred action and how does it work?

Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not confer lawful status upon an individual.

How long can a deferred action case be deferred?

Unless terminated, individuals whose case is deferred pursuant to the consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals process will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a period of two years. You may request consideration for an extension of that period of deferred action.

How to apply for Deferred Action for children without a fee?

Your request must be submitted and decided before you submit a request for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals without a fee. In order to be considered for a fee exemption, you must provide documentary evidence to demonstrate that you meet any of the above conditions at the time that you make the request.

Can I be considered for Deferred Action under Q45?

Q45: I was admitted for “duration of status” but my status in SEVIS is listed as terminated on or before June 15, 2012. May I be considered for deferred action under this process? A45: Yes.