Friday, January 27th, 2017

Deferred Action is Not ‘Amnesty’

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"Now that the Obama administration has announced it will grant deferred action to certain young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors, their long-term fate is no longer as precarious as it's been throughout their lives here so far. But that's not to say it's no longer uncertain.  Deferred action is just that: the deferment of removal action, or deportation. It is not a path to permanent legal status, let alone citizenship. Here is how it's described on the Homeland Security website:

Deferred action does not confer lawful status upon an individual. In addition, although an alien granted deferred action will not be considered to be accruing