Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Deferred Action is Not ‘Amnesty’

"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