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Undocumented youth laud ‘Deferred Action’ policy

Published on Wed, Jun 27, 2012

The Asian Journal highlighted the IPC's Q&A Guide to the President's deferred action policy:

Meanwhile, many organizations have formed seminars and briefings to help people better understand the Deferred Action Policy, how the process will work and who will benefit from it. One such organization is the Immigration Policy Center which held a tele-briefing on June 21 with experts who discussed the Administration’s legal authority behind this move, what’s currently known about the process and how politics are shaping up around the decision.

 Q&A guide was given by the Immigration Policy Center, outlining basic facts on the deferred action policy.

 Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

  • We do not know if people with deferred action will receive a document that states they have been granted deferred action or whether they will only receive an EAD.
  • We do not know if people with deferred action will be able to travel outside of the US  USCIS has promised to resolve that question.
  • We do not know if people with deferred action will be able to get a driver’s license. It will likely depend on the laws of each state which determine what documentation is acceptable to prove state residency and legal status. We are researching the answer to this question.
  • We do not know if people with deferred action will qualify to receive in-state tuition at colleges and universities. It will likely depend on state laws which determine what documentation is acceptable to prove state residency. We are researching the answer to this question.

Published in the Asian Journal | Read Article