USCIS Provides More Details About New Expanded Deferred Action

On Nov. 21, 2014, USCIS published additional information about yesterday’s announcement by President Obama to expand his deferred action program. The biggest beneficiaries to this program are still immigrants who came into the United States before they were 16, but now there is no age cap. It appears that USCIS will not be ready to accept applications for this category for 90 days. The larger group is for parents of US citizen children or permanent residents. They will also be able to apply for deferred action. USCIS will not be ready to implement this change for an estimated 180 days. Finally, the period of work permits has increased from two years to three years.

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