On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status, and deferred action does not guarantee “immunity” from deportation, as it is purely discretionary, and thus, may be revoked anytime.
For specific information on application procedures we encourage you to visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Alamo Colleges students and potential student, please contact Carmen de Luna Jones for more information: