No deportation of undocumented immigrants under Deferred Action Applications
United States, 6th August: The Obama administration has announced that now onwards, undocumented immigrants applying for deferred action will be saved from getting deported out of the US, alteast temporarily.
The new ruling is a welcome relief for a large number of undocumented immigrants living under the constant fear of getting deported anytime by US officials.
Deferred action applications begin 15th August—The new facility of deferred action applications will go online from 15th August this year.
This process will enable undocumented immigrants having come to the US as infants to make applications for a deferred action. This will offer a temporary relief from being shunted out of the US.
US President Barack Obama had made an announcement on 15th June this year regarding halting the process of deporting undocumented immigrants who had come to the US as infants. Immigrants must be below 31 years of age on 15th June this year and must have come to the US before attaining 16 years of age. They should have lived for five years in the US.
Who is eligible for deferred action—As per the rules announced by the US administration, to become eligible for deferred action, young undocumented immigrants need to between 16 and 30 years, should have either served the military or be high school graduates and should not be guilty of any crime including serious misdemeanors or felonies.
A point worth mentionable is that driving in the US without a license will not be considered as a disqualifying offense for the purpose of applying for deferred action, confirmed the US immigration officials. It is a common violation committed by a large number of undocumented immigrants primarily due to their ineligibility for licenses in majority of US states.
What do do—So, for all undocumented immigrants satisfying the above mentioned eligibility criteria should download the application form from the official website of the USCIS(US Citizenship and Immigration Services) to apply for the status of two year deferred action.
This status will protect them from getting deported from the US for the period of next two years.
The applicants must take care to mail the application form accompanied by a separate application seeking work or employment authorization in the US. This was revealed by the director of the USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas.
Charges for deferred action application—Young undocumented immigrants will have to pay a fee or $465 for each request made for deferring deportation in the US.