Deferred Action Statement

On Friday, June 15, 2012, The White House announced President Obama signed a Memorandum calling for Deferred Action for an undocumented person who:

  • Came to the U.S under the age of 16 and is currently under the age of 30;
  • Has lived in the country for over 5 years;
  • Has a High School Diploma/GED or is a veteran of the Coast Guard/Armed Forces; and
  • Has no criminal record and is not considered to “pose a threat” to national security or public safety, including having been convicted of a felony, a “significant” misdemeanor or multiple misdemeanors.

Individuals who have applied for or obtained the deferral, should be advised that the deferral does not confer lawful immigration status on the individual. Students who qualify for the deferral remain ineligible for in-state tuition rates based on domicile and remain ineligible for federal student loan programs and any other programs for which they were ineligible prior to the deferral. Further information on the Memorandum can be found at the links below:

Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children

Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities

Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act