New Deportation Rule

July 1, 2012

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced an Executive Order that allows some undocumented youths to avoid deportation and receive work permits to remain in the United States (U.S.). Students in the U.S. who are in deportation proceedings or those who would have qualified for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) and have yet to come forward to Department of Homeland Security officials will not be deported and will be allowed to work in the United States. In addition, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced young people who were brought to the United States as children through no fault of their own will be considered for relief from deportation, known as “deferred action.”