Do you qualify for Deferred Action

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of US Homeland Security issued a memorandum directing the relevant government agencies to begin a discretionary process known as Deferred Action.  Deferred Action means that the government agencies will not pursue removal proceedings against qualified individuals and these same individuals may be eligible for work authorization.  To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must have come to the USA while under the age of 16;
  2. You must have been continuously present in the USA for 5 years prior to June 15, 2012 and have been present in the country on that date;
  3. You must have been under the age of 30 on June 15, 2012;
  4. You must not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor or multiple misdemeanors;
  5. You must be enrolled in or graduated from an educational program or been discharged honorably from the US military.

While it is possible to apply for this benefit with a criminal record, USCIS has warned that they will be referring people with significant criminal histories to ICE for removal proceedings (deportation).  It is very important that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before applying to insure that you do not put yourself at risk.

 

Why Should you Choose Kaehne, Limbeck, Pasquale & Pasquale, S.C.?

  • Our attorneys have been practicing in the area of immigration law for years, some of them for their entire legal careers. We are familiar with the entire immigration system and can help you in understanding what options you have and we can make them work for you and your family. Don’t be taken advantage of by agencies that do not have any experience in the area of immigration law. 

  • We have 2 convenient locations in Sheboygan and the Fox Valley and we also offer telephonic consultations if you are unable to travel to one of our locations. 

  • We offer a no-cost consultation and evaluation of your case.

  • We pride ourselves on our hard work and honesty. If you do not have any viable immigration options, we will tell you so.