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For Eligible Youth

On June 15, 2012, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, who do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and who meet the criteria below will be considered for Deferred Action, which is relief from removal (deportation) from the country or from being placed in removal proceedings.

Deferred Action is now available.

Now that the process has begun, New York State will coordinate bar associations to expand access to pro bono attorneys who can help young people as they prepare applications for Deferred Action. Below you can find a list of educational and legal assistance events that can help you and your family better understand the process.

More information about Deferred Action, including eligibility information, is available on the Understanding Deferred Action page.

Now that the Program is active, you should:

  • Educate yourself about Deferred Action;

  • Inform your friends and family about this opportunity and possible scams to look out for;

  • Attend one of our Deferred Action educational forums;

  • Use your social networks, including Twitter, to inform others about this New York State Official Clearinghouse for Deferred Action Information and Assistance. On Twitter, use the hashtag #NYSNewAmericans; and

  • Check this web site often for updated information and assistance events.


Upcoming Educational and Legal Assistance Events

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