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Helpful Chart On Deferred Action For Dreamers

This chart, provided by VotoLatino, provides an excellent visual of basic requirements for deferred action for Dreamers.

This chart omits a crucial requirement, which will render many young people ineligible for deferred action, the educational component:  you must currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States.

Also, there seems to be some confusion on the eligibility of someone who is under the age of 30 as of June 15, 2012 but will be turn 30 by the time the procedure for applying comes into effect. According to DHS, to be eligible, a dreamer only has to have been under the age of 30 on June 15, 2012.

For example, if a Dreamer was 29 years-old on June 15, 2012, but turns 30 on June 17, 2012, before she can apply for deferred action, she will be considered to be below the age of thirty for purposes of deferred action.

As we have said before, there is still no procedure to apply for deferred action and you should not believe it until there is an official DHS announcement. Stay tuned.

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