NOTE: If you believe you are eligible for deferred action, DO NOT turn yourself in and DO NOT give money to anyone promising to get you legal status.
What is deferred action?
Deferred action means that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that an individual is a low priority for immigration enforcement and has chosen to exercise its discretion and not deport the individual. Deferred action is a temporary relief from deportation. Deferred action is NOT amnesty or immunity. It does NOT provide a path to a green card or citizenship. It does NOT extend to any family members of the person granted deferred action.
Courtesy of Immigration Legal Policy Center