Deferred Action Program

On Friday, June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will implement a program for granting “deferred action” to undocumented youth who meet certain requirements.  Individuals who qualify will be granted deferred action for a two year period, which can be renewed. Those granted deferred action will be eligible for permission to work in the United States.

Government Application and Information:

Department of Homeland Security:

Additional Resources:

CUNY Citizenship Now!:
New York Immigration Coalition:
NAFSA Association of International Educators:
American Immigration Lawyers Association:
Connecting our World:
The National Immigration Law Center:
The National Immigration Forum:
Immigration Policy Center:

 Updated information and resources will be posted as they become available.